Directorate for Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (BIO AC)
ABOUT THE BIO ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Biological Sciences Advisory Committee (BIO AC) advises the Directorate (BIO) on such issues as:
- How BIO's mission, programs, and goals can best serve the scientific community;
- Institutional administration and policy;
- How BIO can promote quality graduate and undergraduate education in the biological sciences;
- Priority investment areas in biological research; and
- Government Performance and Results Act, including Committees of Visitors.
The BIO AC meets twice a year. Members represent a cross section of biology with representatives from many different subdisciplines within the field; a cross section of institutions including industry; broad geographic representation; and balanced representation of women and under-represented minorities.
Inquiries/recommendations regarding the BIO Advisory Committee may be directed to Brent Miller.
UPCOMING BIO AC MEETING
The Fall 2021 BIO Advisory Committee date TBD.
PAST BIO AC MEETING MATERIALS
BIO Advisory Committee Dates, Agendas and Minutes
BIO AC WORKSHOP and OTHER REPORTS
- Proposal Submission Metrics Presentation (AC Version). April 30, 2020
- NEON Subcommittee Report, May 15, 2019
- NEON Subcommittee Report, December 18, 2015
- Long-Term Ecological Research Program: A Report of the 30 Year Review Committee
. Includes transmittal memo from Barbara Schaal, Chair of the BIO Advisory Committee.
- Data Management for LTER: 1980 2010
. A position paper independently prepared by Dr. Robert J. Robbins, a member of the 30 Year LTER Review Committee.
- The Microbe Project: A BIO Advisory Committee Workshop
. The Institute of Genomic Research, August 2001
- Workshop on Access by Minority Investigators to NSF Extramural Support. Emory University, November 1999
- NSF Conference on Computing in the Life Sciences. Pomona College, April 1998
- Integrating the Life Sciences: Meeting the Needs of the 21st Century. Colorado State University, February 1997
- Workshop on Undergraduate Science Research Education. University of Yale, Connecticut, October 1996
- Academia, Industry and the NSF:What Are the Interactions and How Are They Evolving?. Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, October 1996
- Changing Environment for Biological Sciences at Colleges and Universities. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, September 1996
- Workshop on Funding Strategies for Scientists Who Combine Research and Teaching: Integration of Research and Education. Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 1996
- Research-Centered Education in Biological Sciences. University of California, Davis, September 1996
- Changing Climate for Research Funding in Washington. Big 10 Headquarters, March 1996
- Changing Environment for Biological Research and Graduate Education in Universities. Pennsylvania State University, March 1996
- Changing Environment for Biological Sciences. Portland State University, March 1996