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Learn more about the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program!

Full Proposal Deadline is October 11, 2022 As you may have heard, BIO recently launched the new Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program. PACSP focuses on urgent biodiversity conservation problems and seeks to support research that will make significant and impactful progress in advancing conservation science and practice in the U.S. The …

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Re-Post: MCB ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR A NEW SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR SCIENCES

Re-Post from our colleagues at MCB... In recent decades, the biological sciences have experienced an unprecedented growth in data as a result of new experimental technologies, advances in computational power, and big data approaches to research. There are, however, many barriers to making full use of available datasets. Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation To …

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Did you know? HBCU-EiR Deadline Approaching!  

Letters of intent for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program are due July 28, 2022. The EiR program supports capacity building at both public and private HBCUs by funding research projects that align with NSF’s research programs. By supporting these projects, EiR seeks to promote stronger connections between researchers …

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Did you miss it? April 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: BIO-LEAPS

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on April 21st, 2022 where we spoke about the Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS, NSF 22-542). Program officers active in this opportunity visited to discuss and answer questions that the audience had. BIO-LEAPS aims …

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Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next …

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Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced via a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-047) its intention to foster the development of a national research infrastructure for neuroscience through a phased approach. The goal is to support collaborative and team science for achieving a comprehensive understanding of the brain. As part of this effort, the NSF …

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Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to IOS in Focus, a new blog of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This blog was conceived in late 2013 as a way for our office to more effectively communicate information with our research community. Content will include guidance for preparing and submitting proposals, program announcements, …

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