Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. David Mendoza-Cozatl at the University of Missouri

Not all things naturally complement each other. Whether it be foods, colors, or people, some combinations just seem to work while others don’t. Dr. David Mendoza-Cozatl from the University of Missouri has dedicated part of his broader impact work to exploring the relationship between two scientific disciplines that may seem completely different and aren’t generally …

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What it means if your preliminary proposal was transferred to a different Program Director/Program

Once the preliminary proposals arrive, both the administrative staff and program directors spring into action. The staff check the preliminary proposals for compliance with the submission instructions and the program directors read the batch of preliminary proposals submitted to their program to determine whether it is the best intellectual or conceptual fit. This first read …

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Selected FAQs for NSF 16-505- part 2 preliminary proposal content and review FAQs

Leading up to Friday’s (1/15/16) deadline for preliminary proposals we are posting selected FAQs for NSF 16-505 to help answer your last minute questions. Note that preliminary proposals are still covered under GPG NSF 15-1 as the new GPG NSF16-1 does not go into effect until after the preliminary proposal deadline. As always, if you have …

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Selected FAQs for NSF 16-505- part 1 submission related FAQs

Leading up to Friday’s (1/15/16) deadline for preliminary proposals we are posting selected FAQs for NSF 16-505 to help answer possible last minute questions. Note that preliminary proposals are still covered under GPG NSF 15-1 as the new GPG NSF16-1 does not go into effect until after the preliminary proposal deadline. As always, if you have …

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New Program: Research on Plant-Biotic Interactions (PBI)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems recently revised our Core Programs solicitation [NSF 16-505]. You can read about the revisions in our previous blog post and watch the recording of an information webinar about the solicitation. If you read or viewed this information, you know that proposals about the interactions of plant hosts with other …

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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. William Gilly at Stanford University

Welcome again to a new feature of our blog, Focus on Broader Impacts.  As you all (hopefully!) know, each proposal submitted here at IOS requires both an “Intellectual Merit (IM)” and a “Broader Impacts (BI)” section. We see a wide array of distinctive but equally outstanding strategies to address these requirements from successful PIs. Some PIs choose …

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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Matt Rutter, College of Charleston

Welcome to a new feature of our blog, Focus on Broader Impacts.  As you all (hopefully!) know, each proposal submitted here at IOS requires both an “Intellectual Merit (IM)” and a “Broader Impacts (BI)” section. We see a wide array of distinctive but equally outstanding strategies to address these requirements from successful PIs. Some PIs …

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Ask a Program Director: Why did my proposal do worse, not better, than last time?

IOS in Focus will occasionally feature IOS Program Director answering frequently asked questions.  Here is the first, from Dr. Tamra Mendelson, a program director in the Behavioral Systems Cluster. Why did my proposal do worse, not better, than last time? As a principal investigator, the most depressing email I ever shudder to open is the …

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