Updates on proposal procedures and submission deadlines:

The new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG: NSF 20-1) went into effect on June 1, 2020. However, the changes outlined in this new edition for the required Current & Pending Support (C&P) and the Biographical Sketch documents will go into effect for any proposals submitted on or after October 5, 2020. For …

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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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August Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The August IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held August 20, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF and we’ll move on …

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Farewell to two members of the IOS team, Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham and Program Assistant Stephanie Roach!

We’ve learned that no matter how long people stay at NSF, they always leave a huge impact! This summer, we reluctantly say goodbye to two staff members: Program Assistant Stephanie Roach and Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham. Both Stephanie and Ashley contributed significantly to the IOS team. We are sorry to see them go, but we …

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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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HBCU-EiR Q&A Recap

Repost from Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Program Officers representing each division in BIO hosted two online informational sessions on July 1st and July 14th to help answer questions about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) program. “The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program …

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Farewell to two rotating* Program Directors in IOS, Kelly Dawe and Brad Day!

Summer often brings farewells in IOS as rotating Program Directors return to their academic institutions. In the past few weeks, IOS has said goodbye to two outstanding rotators and scientists, Drs. Kelly Dawe and Brad Day. We thank them for their exceptional service to NSF and the research community! Kelly Dawe joined IOS in 2019 …

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July Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): Grant Preparation Tips

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The July IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held July 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, and will offer information about grant preparation tips, and other topics to consider during proposal preparation, …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours June edition: CAREER Proposal Guidance and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 18, 2020 providing overviews of the CAREER program (NSF 20-525) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. UPDATE: In light of difficulties many are facing due to COVID-19 NSF has extended the CAREER proposal submission deadline to Tuesday, August 11, …

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IOS Program Directors at Virtual Society Meetings this July and August

NSF Program Directors will be attending several virtual meetings this summer, giving outreach presentations and providing additional opportunities throughout the meeting to learn about NSF. Annual Maize Genetics Conference, June 25-26 Attending from IOS: Donal Manahan (Division Director), Anne Sylvester (Developmental Systems Cluster) and Cliff Weil, Gerald Schoenknecht, Kelly Dawe and Diane Okamuro (Plant Genome …

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