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Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)

IOS Special Announcements

New A Dear Colleague Letter for BRAIN EAGERs to Enable Innovative Neurotechnologies to Reveal the Functional and Emergent Properties of Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior and Cognition has been posted. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity (March, 2014).

Grand Challenges in Organismal Biology: How Organisms Walk the Tightrope Between Stability and Change - See recently posted Workshop report for further details.

Congratulations to the 2013 BREAD Ideas Challenge Winners! Read the press release and see the BREAD Ideas Challenge website for more information about the winners and their prize-winning challenges, as well as updates on the upcoming EAGER competition.

If you're a new visitor to the Directorate for Biological Sciences website or just want a quick visual and textual summary of our areas of support, please visit the "About BIO" web page where we have added a new interactive organization chart.

See "Additional BIO Resources" for other items of interest including BIO's Guidance on Data Management Plans and BIO Dear Colleague Letters.

BIO Program Director and Reviewer Opportunities

NOTE: March 1 annually (or next business day if that is a weekend or holiday) is the target date for most IOS programs for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements as well as proposals for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops (Meetings). Guidance for IOS PIs preparing supplemental requests is posted at:  http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ios/suppopp.jsp  For Guidance on preparing Proposals for Conferences, Symposia and Workshops (Meetings) visit http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ios/confworkshopguidance.jsp

Please be sure to check the Division of Emerging Frontiers (EF) for additional grant competitions.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
IOS Cluster Descriptions
bullet Behavioral Systems
bullet Developmental Systems
bullet Neural Systems
bullet Physiological and Structural Systems
Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)
bullet Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development  (BREAD)
bullet Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research (DCC-PGR)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
Additional Funding Opportunities for the IOS Community
bullet Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience  (CRCNS) Crosscutting
bullet Data Infrastructure Building Blocks  (DIBBs)
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Long Term Research in Environmental Biology  (LTREB)
bullet MacroSystems Biology:
bullet Ocean Acidification  (OA)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks Crosscutting
bullet Research Experiences for Teachers: Supplement Opportunity  (RET)
bullet Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment  (SEES) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
bullet Science, Technology, and Society  (STS)
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - IOS
bullet International Collaborations in Organismal Biology Between US and Israeli Investigators  (ICOB)
bullet Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society  (METABOLOMICS)
bullet Nitrogen: Improving on Nature  (NITROGEN)
bullet Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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Upcoming Due Dates See All

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Preliminary Proposal: December 11, 2014

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

(NSF  13-600) Preliminary Proposal: January 16, 2015

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 22, 2015

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Letter of Intent: February 2, 2015


News See All

air currents swirling around a hummingbirds wings How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
Released November 21, 2014
News From the Field
a green iguana Why lizards have bird breath
Released November 17, 2014
News From the Field
skull shape of an eel Evolutionary constraints revealed in diversity of fish skulls
Released November 17, 2014
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Tree swallows Swallows of the western skies
International team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions
Released  September 5, 2014

iluustration showing a map of links between the genes of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana "Bottom-up" proteomics
NSF-funded supercomputer helps researchers interpret genomes
Released  July 1, 2014

owl monkeys Father's day special: And the best father in the animal kingdom is...
Award-winning primatologist and conservationist Patricia Wright discusses why owl monkeys and other species of small monkeys are extraordinarily devoted dads
Released  June 11, 2014


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December 8, 2014
NSF Day in Baltimore, MD
Workshop




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