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Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)

IOS Special Announcements

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 A solicitation for an Ideas Lab to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general.

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

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)
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
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

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 Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 29, 2015, Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 30, 2015, Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: November 3, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

News See All

biology graphic The brain perceives motion the same way through both vision and touch
Released September 29, 2015
News From the Field
introducing a rat to images Scientists control rats' senses of familiarity, novelty
Released September 29, 2015
News From the Field
Melissa Mitchum Researchers discover key link in understanding billion-dollar pests in agriculture
Released September 28, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries
36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions
Released  September 23, 2015

animation showing Motyxia bistipita emitting a blue green light. Shedding light on millipede evolution
A Virginia Tech entomologist discusses millipedes that light up, and some really bright ideas inspired by bioluminescence
Released  July 31, 2015

A female anopheles mosquito Breaking the cycle of malaria transmission
Discovery of protein could lead to treatment that creates 'dead end' for malaria parasite
Released  July 23, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 3, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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