Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving and Funding Opportunities

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to all in the IOS-supported research communities! And just in case you need a "break" from all the festivities, here are links to recently released solicitations that describe new funding opportunities you might be interested in: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508 Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics NSF 20-512 …

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Upcoming Virtual Office Hours will be held on May 16th

On April 18th, 2019 program directors from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the first monthly Virtual Office Hour. Office hours are open to all and will occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 pm eastern. During office hours, a program director from each research cluster in IOS (Behavioral Systems, …

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Ask a PD: When to submit and other question about no deadlines review

Q: When is the best time to submit a proposal? Ans: The best time to submit is as soon as you think your proposal is ready! With no deadlines, program directors are not required to have panels during specific times of the year. Instead they can convene a panel as soon as they feel they …

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IOS EDGE Webinar: December 19, 3:30pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a live webinar to talk about the Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program and answer questions from participants on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time. A standalone solicitation for EDGE (NSF 18-506) …

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Tips for preparing your CAREER proposal

 The deadline for CAREER (NSF17-537) proposal submission, 19 July, 2017, is fast approaching. Below we are reposting tips for CAREER submission from an earlier blog.  You will also want to consult the current Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG NSF 17-1). You may also want to check out our prior postings on full proposal submission …

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Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next …

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DEB & IOS Preliminary Proposal System Evaluation Update

Our independent evaluation contractor, Abt, closed the PI and Reviewer surveys in mid-November. At present, they are working on analyzing the survey results. These results will be brought together with analyses of stakeholder interviews and programmatic (proposal, award, and review process) data that Abt has already completed to produce a full evaluation. We are expecting […] …

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