REPOST: Announcement: Webinars and Virtual Office Hours for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program announces webinars and virtual office hours to provide information to applicants The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program will be holding webinars and virtual office hours to provide interested members of the scientific community with an …

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REPOST: From the AD: BIO “No-Deadline” Solicitations Migrating to Research.gov

September 29, 2020 Repost from the Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences As part of NSF’s ongoing efforts to innovate and migrate proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to Research.gov (see Important Notice No. 147), the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has announced that proposal submissions for our “no-deadline” programs will migrate to Research.gov …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours August 2020 Edition: Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE)

Here is the slide set for the VOH. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 20th, 2020 focused on the Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE; NSF 20-532) program. The EDGE program has two tracks: the Functional Genomic Tools (FGT) track and the Complex Multigenic Traits (CMT) track. …

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Repost from DEB Blog – BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for ESA Follow-up

NSF BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for Ecological Society of America Follow-up  Please join NSF Program Officers from the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), and Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) on Thursday August 13th anytime from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern for an informal question and answer session. Registration …

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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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