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I3: How much preliminary data do you need?

Preliminary data. There’s no doubt that it strengthens your proposal but how much is enough? Is there such a thing as too much preliminary data? Preliminary data can serve many purposes: as a basis for what you are proposing; to demonstrate that your hypothesis has merit; and, to show that the techniques work well in …

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RePost: DCL: Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations

RePost from DEBrief To begin to address the complex issues posed by wildland fires, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recently published a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL). This DCL calls for proposals that engage diverse stakeholders and rights holders in innovative and inclusive wildland fire science. A planning proposal is a type of proposal used to …

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Did you miss it? September 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: BIO’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 15th, 2022 providing information about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) funding opportunity (NSF 22-623). Program Officers associated with the PRFB program and representatives from other IOS core programs attended to discuss with and answer …

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Did you know? There are new opportunities to support U.S. – U.K. collaborations!

NSF has released a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Research Collaborations between U.S. NSF and the U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI). The DCL, NSF 22-107, details how the NSF and the UKRI have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage collaboration between U.S. and U.K. researchers. This DCL provides information, including topic …

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Did you miss it? July 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Grant preparation tips and pitfalls.

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on July 21st, 2022 providing information on current solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters of potential interest to the community as well as tips and pitfalls to keep in mind when preparing a proposal for NSF.  Some important tips …

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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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