IOS EDGE Webinar: December 19, 3:30pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a live webinar to talk about the Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program and answer questions from participants on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time. A standalone solicitation for EDGE (NSF 18-506) …

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Ask a PD: Initial Questions About No Deadline Submission

 In early October, BIO released a Dear Colleague Letter (and associated FAQs) announcing that all its divisions including IOS will move to a “no deadlines” review process when new solicitations are released end of summer 2018. Since then we have received many questions about the process from panelists, by email and by phone that were not covered …

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External Report from Abt on Preliminary Proposals

In 2012, IOS and DEB (the Division of Environmental Biology) instituted major changes to the proposal submission process, piloting a program now well known as the preliminary proposal system.  DEB and IOS switched to an annual submission deadline, capped the number of proposals a PI can submit at two, and required a four-page preliminary proposal be …

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NSF IOS and USDA-NIFA Announce FY17 Plant Biotic Interactions Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have issued 27 research project awards, totaling more than $18 million, to support research into the relationships between plants, microbes, and other organisms in their environment. This new inter-agency collaboration …

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