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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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I3: Hints for a New PI Interested in Applying for NSF funding

Dear New PI, Congratulations! You’ve gotten yourself a faculty position. This is a fantastic accomplishment and one you should be extremely proud of! But now, you need to start thinking about ways to maintain support for your research laboratory. After a quick Google search for NSF funding opportunities, you might feel completely overwhelmed and not …

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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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I3: When is the best time to submit a proposal?

Ever since BIO moved to no deadlines for core solicitations, PIs continually ask the question “When is the best time for me to submit my proposal?”  The short and simple answer is when the proposal is ready!  How do you know when that proposal is ready? We recommend that you have colleagues both in and …

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Insights from Inside IOS (I3): What to do with a not-so-positive proposal review

We’ve all been there. Submitted what we thought was an amazing proposal, only to have a panel of reviewers find fault with it. So, what do you as the proposal Principal Investigator do now?   Many Program Directors (PDs) have submitted proposals that were rejected before they joined NSF. We all feel that neither getting a …

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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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Do you know what to report in Current and Pending Support and elsewhere?

Check out the guidance table from NSF’s Policy OfficeNSF has issued an updated version of the table entitled NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support. The updated table, dated January 10, 2022, clarifies what information is expected in the Biographical Sketch, Current and Pending support, Facilities document, …

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