UPDATED REPOST: Changes to the IOS Blog:

You may have noticed some extra subheadings at the top of the IOS blog page. We’ve moved a few features to new areas of the blog, including the new Virtual Office Hours subpage and the Meet IOS subpage. New location for Information about the Virtual Office Hour (VOH): For VOH dates, topics, and registration links, …

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REPOST: 2/10/21 Virtual Office Hours Recap – How to Write a Great Budget

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology. The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on February 10, 2021. Program Officers were joined by representatives from the Division of Grants and Agreements to provide insight on how to prepare NSF budgets. The presentation and other documents are available …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours January 2021 Edition: Integrative Research in Biology

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on January 21, 2021 focused on the new Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, NSF 21-543) solicitation. The deadline for IntBIO proposal submission is March 16, 2021. IntBIO replaced the Rules of Life track that was formerly in all the core solicitations of …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours November 2020 Edition: Mid-Career Advancement and the Research.gov migration.

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held our November Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on November 19, 2020 and focused on two topics: the recently released solicitation for the Mid-Career Advancement program (MCA; NSF 21-516) and the change in how proposals are submitted to the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO).     MCA is a new opportunity for faculty who have been at the Associate Professor rank (or …

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REPOST: Adding Impact to your Broader Impacts: Office Hours with ARIS

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). Join program officers from the Directorate for Biological Sciences in a discussion of Broader Impacts with guest speaker Susan Renoe from the NSF-supported Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). ARIS works with scientists to help them engage in activities that …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours October 2020 Edition: Biology Integration Institutes

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 15, 2020 focused on the Biology Integration Institutes (BII; NSF 20-601) solicitation.  Many excellent questions were asked, and they are summarized here:  Is there an expectation that a BII proposal be multi-institutional as well as multi-disciplinary? - There is no expectation …

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Two Solicitations of Interest to the IOS Community

Two solicitations have been issued by NSF recently that are relevant to members of our IOS community.  Read more about them below. Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Update For investigators who are at, or who have a collaborator at, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) please be aware that the HSI program has updated their solicitation …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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