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Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)

IOS Special Announcements

A revised IOS Core Programs solicitation, NSF 16-505, replaced NSF 13-600 (October 2015). Frequently asked questions for the IOS core programs solicitation have been released and can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16017/nsf16017.jsp. 

NEW Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI): A new joint NSF/IOS and USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) solicitation, NSF 16-551, for proposals on the interaction of plants with their microbial and invertebrate pathogens, pests, and symbionts.

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: NSF/BIO and USDA/NIFA have issued a joint funding opportunity using the EAGER mechanism to develop and enable breakthrough technologies for animal and plant phenomics and microbiomes.  Click here for this funding opportunity.

NEW The Enabling Discovery through Genomic tools (EDGE) is designed for research addressing current impediments to progress in organismal biology and in particular the understanding of the genomes-to-phenomes relationship. EDGE projects focus on development of functional genomic tools, approaches and associated infrastructure to enable genome manipulation in diverse, emerging model organisms.  The EDGE track is described in NSF 16-505 and covered in a webinar hosted by IOS staff on November 17, 2015.

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/IOS - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity. Click here for this funding opportunity.

Cracking the Olfactory Code – An Ideas Lab Activity: To advance our broader understanding of the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $15 million for three projects to research the intricacies of olfaction. For more information about the awards click here.

Frontiers for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior. - See the Workshop report for further details.

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

Find more IOS news on our blog, IOS in Focus. Follow us at http://nsfiosinfocus.wordpress.com.

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

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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
IOS Cluster Descriptions
bullet Behavioral Systems
bullet Developmental Systems
bullet Neural Systems
bullet Physiological and Structural Systems
Plant-Biotic Interactions
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)
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 and Early NEON Science:
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks
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 Cracking the Olfactory Code  (Olfactory) Crosscutting
bullet International Collaborations in Organismal Biology Between US and Israeli Investigators  (ICOB)
bullet Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society  (METABOLOMICS)
bullet Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis
Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development 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  16-505) Full Proposal: June 1, 2016, EDGE Track

Plant-Biotic Interactions
(NSF  16-551) Full Proposal: June 6, 2016

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Letter of Intent: July 5, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR


News See All

memory card next to a human head Long-term memory has back-up plan, researchers find
Released May 17, 2016
News From the Field
mazie ears showing the impact of FEA3 mutations New stem cell pathway indicates route to much higher yields in maize, staple crops
Released May 16, 2016
News From the Field
maize genome FSU-Cornell team defines meaningful part of maize genome
Released May 16, 2016
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

animation showing a salamander strolling Earth's weird and wonderful animal models
Simple creatures reveal fundamental biological insights
Released  April 21, 2016

woman looking out of the window The profound power of loneliness
Depression, dementia and even some useful effects: Research examines how loneliness affects the social human brain
Released  February 3, 2016

A bat-eared fox tries to open a puzzle box during an experiment to test intelligence. Do bigger brains make smarter carnivores?
Scientists confirm that species with larger brain size are more intelligent
Released  January 28, 2016


Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
Outreach

June 1, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process
Webcast

June 27, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Wyoming
Other

June 29, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Nebraska
Other

June 30, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Kansas
Other




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