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Are you getting ready to publish your work that was funded by NSF? Do you have a really successful outreach activity?

This is a reminder to inform your Program Director about significant discoveries in your research or accomplishments in broader impacts in your annual reports. This type of information is often used by BIO in reporting program outcomes to NSF’s senior administration, the White House, and Congress.   We would also appreciate advanced notification of any high-profile publications or other high-profile …

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RePost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes (BII) Webinar

RePost from DBInfo. Please join the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program for a webinar on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. The BII Program supports diverse, collaborative teams that perform research, education and training on critical questions that …

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RePost — Recording Available: Inclusive Wildland Fire Science Planning Proposals Webinar 2

RePost from DEBrief -- NSF held its final webinar on the Inclusive Wildland Fire Science Planning Proposals Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Wednesday, November 30th. The webinar provided information about NSF Dear Colleague Letter 22-122 as well as a Question-and-Answer Session. A recording of the webinar is now available here with a transcript available here. Please note that the webinar starts …

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NSF Program Directors at SICB 2023 

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting, January 3-7, 2023, in Austin, TX  The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to have an exhibitor booth at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Austin, Texas. Please stop by on January 4-6, 2023, to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with an NSF Program …

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NSF will no longer use FastLane to accept proposals starting in January 2023

NSF’s FastLane system has been around for some time. It has been used as both a grant submission portal by PIs and as an interactive panel system through which reviewers can submit grant reviews and panelists can enter panel summaries.   Since September 2020, NSF has been working to retire the proposal submission capabilities of the …

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Did you miss it? November 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 17th, 2022 providing information about the Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) program (NSF 22-603). Program Officers active in the MCA program and representatives from other IOS core programs attended to discuss with and answer questions from the audience.  …

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I3: How much preliminary data do you need?

Preliminary data. There’s no doubt that it strengthens your proposal but how much is enough? Is there such a thing as too much preliminary data? Preliminary data can serve many purposes: as a basis for what you are proposing; to demonstrate that your hypothesis has merit; and, to show that the techniques work well in …

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Did you miss it? October 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO).

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 20th, 2022 providing information on current solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters the community might wish to investigate before moving on to our topic of the month, the Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, NSF 21-622) funding opportunity.  …

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Is the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) program right for your research?

Full Proposal Deadline is November 16, 2022   IOS would like to bring your attention to the EEID program, which seeks to support highly integrative research that focuses on understanding disease transmission and the myriad factors that influence it. The solicitation, NSF 22-260, describes the details of how to apply to the program. This multi-agency program …

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What is an NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL)?

Did you just receive another announcement of a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) from the NSF? Are you wondering what it really means? DCLs provide a means for rapid communication from the agency and are also used to highlight specific areas of research we’d like to see represented in our submissions. DCLs vs. SolicitationsThe DCL is …

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