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IOS Virtual Office Hours July 2020 edition: Proposal preparation tips

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on July 16th, 2020 focused on proposal preparation. Program directors spoke about general framing of proposals, NSF’s merit review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), collaborations, the importance of Broader Impacts, and budget considerations.  Attendees had several questions on many topics: With no …

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Updates on Proposal Submission Procedures

On June 1, 2020, NSF implemented the Grants.gov Application Guide  (NSF 20-089) to support proposers submitting through Grants.gov as opposed to Fastlane or Research.gov. Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), which also went into effect June 1. In …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours May 2020 edition:  NSF resources for researchers who want to explore practical applications for their ideas

IOS Virtual Office Hours slides May 2020-FINAL The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on May 21st, 2020 focused on highlighting three funding venues aimed at providing opportunities for researchers who have new biological discoveries that they would like to translate to practical outcomes. These are: The NSF Innovation Corps …

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IOS Congratulates Newly Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2020!

Among the 2020 class of National Academy members are nine who have received IOS support at some point in their research careers. Recognized for their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," these individuals join the more than 2,400 active members and 500 foreign associates of the Academy: Ainsworth, Elizabeth - Research Leader, USDA ARS …

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January Virtual Office Hours Recap: Rules of Life (RoL) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) – What do you need to know?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on January 16, 2020 focused on the RoL track, which can be found in all BIO core program solicitations: IOS (18-594) – this is a newly updated solicitation! DBI (18-594) DEB (20-502) MCB (18-585) The RoL is a BIO-wide opportunity with unique specifications: …

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Repost: DCL: Developing and Supporting the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) User Community

Our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology have written a post detail the new Dear Colleague Letter for the NEON program. More detailing  about the DCL can be found here (NSF 20-033). NEON completed construction and became fully operational in early 2019.  The NSF BIO Directorate has issued a Dear Colleague letter expanding on its interest …

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BIO Program Directors at Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII Conference

PAG Annual Meeting 2020 January 11-15, 2020 San Diego, CA The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a joint booth (#422) with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.  Stop by the DOE-NSF-USDA booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December Recap: Understanding the Rules of Life – Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on December 19th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation for Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL: MTM) (NSF 20-513). From the solicitation, “The URoL:MTM program invites integrated, interdisciplinary proposals that develop theoretical predictive frameworks with well-designed experimental and/or computational …

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