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Farewell to IOS Program Specialists Maya Anderson and Nancy Arce

IOS would like to bid farewell to Maya Anderson and thank her for being part of the IOS team for more than two decades.  Maya worked as a Program Specialist in IOS supporting multiple clusters and programs. She has been a remarkable colleague and friend to many! She brings a calm and supportive presence to …

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Repost – Update: New COVID-19 Response to Support Post-Baccs

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences and that the COVID-19 pandemic has denied many undergraduates – especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM – such a research experience, whether it was to be supported …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours April 2021 Edition: Visit from The Division of Biological Infrastructure

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) recently held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) with contributions by program directors from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI). The Division of Biological Infrastructure invests in the development and enhancement of biological research resources, human capital, and biology centers to support advances in all areas of biological research. …

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May Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) – New Opportunities and CAREER Proposal Guidance!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The May IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held May 20, 2021 from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF and a discussion of …

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Join Us in Congratulating Christina M. Grozinger!

Dr. Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University received the 2021 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.  A leading social insect biologist, Dr. Grozinger integrates research, education, outreach, and service in her work regarding the biology and health of honeybees and other pollinators. She has expanded our understanding of how bee stressors—including pathogens, parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition, climate change, and extreme weather effects—affect bees. The work …

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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 – 7 Cool NSF-Funded Robots That Are Advancing Science And Helping Society

Whether microscopic or human-sized, inspired by tree-dwelling mammals or pasta, the family of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded robots captures the incredible innovation possible with cross-disciplinary collaboration across STEM fields. The critical research NSF supports enables advances in the physical aspects of robotic systems and how they "think" and understand the world around them. Scientists and …

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Now Hiring: Temporary Program Director in Integrative Ecological Physiology Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is searching for a temporary program director (rotator) in the Integrative Ecological Physiology (IEP) Program within the Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, with a flexible start date of August 2021 to 2023. Rotators typically join NSF on a short-term basis (1-3 years) and contribute to making proposal funding recommendations, …

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The Process of Co-Review – A Peek Behind The Curtain

Although most proposals are submitted to a specific program in IOS, some proposals are co-reviewed by two or more programs. Co-review continues to be common due to the interdisciplinary nature of IOS science and also because the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has emphasized the importance of integrating across sub-disciplines in biology. Please see our IOS blog repost on co-review for more details and keep reading if you want a refresher.    A few elements to keep in …

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