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Did You Know? Opportunities within NSF to Fund International Collaborative Research Efforts 

This post addresses questions about how NSF might fund international collaborations... including a few considerations and options.  This non-exhaustive summary identifies several paths for international collaborations and we encourage those interested in seeking support for these to contact the Program Directors associated with opportunities appropriate to your project.     As part of its mission to support …

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Don’t miss it! Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) Virtual Office Hour Monday 8/22/2022

Program Officers will be hosting a virtual office hour to introduce PACSP, a new program in conservation research and practice, and answer questions from prospective PIs. Please register via the program page or by using this link. The objective of the PACSP program is to support conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution …

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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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Learn about important changes in the revised Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) Program Solicitation (NSF 22-603)!

Next Full Proposal Submission Window is February 1 – March 1, 2023 We would like to bring to your attention the release of the revised Mid-Career Advancement Solicitation. The MCA program offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the mid-career stage (see restrictions under Eligibility Information in the solicitation) to substantively enhance and advance …

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Heads up potential BRC-BIO applicants!

The next submission window is here (June 1-30) and more information is available! BRC-BIO, Building Research Capacity for New Faculty in BIO, targets faculty within the first 3 years of their appointment at institutions that are underrepresented in proposal submission to the BIO Directorate and supports the establishment of sustainable research programs that also enrich …

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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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Building Intentionally Diverse Teams via RCN 

While collaboration is key to innovation, most scientists receive little or no formal training in how to work together.  Instead, many of us rely on interpersonal intuition to build a lab team.  Conferences extend the reach of the lab, and, if one can meet and connect with the right people, then labs can work together. …

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