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.
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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.
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