Farewell to Rosetta Rhine IOS Program Support Manager* and Farewell to rotating** Program Director, Clifford Weil!

IOS would like to take this opportunity to thank Rosetta Rhine for her 11-year service and to bid her farewell. Rosetta has been a valued member of the IOS team as the Program Support Manager, supervisor of the IOS support team. Rosetta was appreciated in the division for her leadership abilities and for doing a …

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REPOST: From the AD: BIO “No-Deadline” Solicitations Migrating to Research.gov

September 29, 2020 Repost from the Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences As part of NSF’s ongoing efforts to innovate and migrate proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to Research.gov (see Important Notice No. 147), the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has announced that proposal submissions for our “no-deadline” programs will migrate to Research.gov …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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REPOST: BIO RENEWS COLLABORATION WITH UKRI/BBSRC

Photo credit: agsandrew/Shutterstock.com A repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is renewing its collaboration with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), described in Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 20-118. Titled “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead …

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Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology To promote integration across biological subdisciplines, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has released a revised solicitation (NSF 20-601) under the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program.                                 The program, launched this year, supports collaborative teams investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. BII …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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Updated Data Management Plan Guidance for BIO Investigators

The Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has posted an updated version of the guidance for Data Management Plans (DMPs) required in proposals. The updated guidance can be found on the BIO web pages under “Additional Resources” or directly at https://www.nsf.gov/bio/biodmp.jsp. The site notes that “Each DMP should …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours August 2020 Edition: Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE)

Here is the slide set for the VOH. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 20th, 2020 focused on the Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE; NSF 20-532) program. The EDGE program has two tracks: the Functional Genomic Tools (FGT) track and the Complex Multigenic Traits (CMT) track. …

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NSF-Simons centers search for the Rules of Life

A recent special issue of Current Opinions in Genetics and Development was edited by Richard Carthew, Director of Northwestern University’s Center for Quantitative Biology, one of the four NSF-Simons Foundation Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems. The theme of the issue is Quantitative Approaches to Study Development, and it includes reviews from 13 …

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