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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 […] … Continue reading

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IOS Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) Template

See also: “Revised IOS Solicitation (NSF 17-508): preliminary proposals due one day earlier” (10/31/16) Filling out the COA template The Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) template, an Excel file sent by email and available for download here, is required for all IOS preliminary and full proposals. The COA template helps us to manage the review of … Continue reading

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Revised IOS Solicitation (NSF 17-508): preliminary proposals due one day earlier

A revised solicitation for the IOS Core Programs was just released. The revised solicitation (NSF 17-508) replaces solicitation NSF 16-505 and applies to preliminary proposal submissions due January 19, 2017, and invited full proposal submissions. Note that this preliminary proposal deadline is one day earlier than advertised in the previous solicitation due to the closure … Continue reading

Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Dr. Martin Tresguerres of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, has developed a distinctive broader impacts plan. In collaboration with the Birch Aquarium of Scripps (BAS), he has created a detailed public museum exhibit to educate the general public about coral cell biology and ocean acidification. His exhibit contains several panels with interactive … Continue reading

Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Roberto Gaxiola, Arizona State University
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Focus on Broader Impacts: Dr. Roberto Gaxiola, Arizona State University

Dr. Robert0 Gaxiola from Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences and his colleagues have made an exciting discovery that has broader implications for all of plant biology. Dr. Gaxiola’s research explores the roles of enzymes (proteins that enhance chemical reactions in cells) known as proton-pumping pyrophosphatases (specifically the Type I H+-PPases) in plants, and … Continue reading