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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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Preliminary Proposal Evaluation Update for DEB and IOS: Surveys Arriving Soon

Dear Researcher, We are writing today to alert you that you may soon receive an invitation by e-mail to participate in a short survey conducted by Abt Associates on behalf of the US National Science Foundation (NSF). This is a legitimate request and we invite you to participate. This survey is part of an independent …

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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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Funding opportunity: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Applications for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program are now open.  Read here for more details and for application instructions. These fellowships are open to scientists at various career stages, from pre-doctoral researchers through senior researchers.  Applicants’ research proposals must relate to one or more of the Smithsonian Institute’s Four Grand Challenges.  Please note that the …

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Supplemental Funding for BIO Awards

The Directorate for Biological Sciences at NSF offers several award supplements for PIs seeking to support additional members of their research teams.  PIs are especially encouraged to apply for these supplements in their efforts to include members of under-represented groups in their research.  General guidance for submitting supplement requests to IOS can be found here.  …

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