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Ask a PD: When to submit and other question about no deadlines review

Q: When is the best time to submit a proposal? Ans: The best time to submit is as soon as you think your proposal is ready! With no deadlines, program directors are not required to have panels during specific times of the year. Instead they can convene a panel as soon as they feel they …

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What it means if your preliminary proposal was transferred to a different Program Director/Program

Once the preliminary proposals arrive, both the administrative staff and program directors spring into action. The staff check the preliminary proposals for compliance with the submission instructions and the program directors read the batch of preliminary proposals submitted to their program to determine whether it is the best intellectual or conceptual fit. This first read …

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Ask a Program Director: Why did my proposal do worse, not better, than last time?

IOS in Focus will occasionally feature IOS Program Director answering frequently asked questions.  Here is the first, from Dr. Tamra Mendelson, a program director in the Behavioral Systems Cluster. Why did my proposal do worse, not better, than last time? As a principal investigator, the most depressing email I ever shudder to open is the …

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