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 Spring 2021 BIO Advisory Committee will be held on April 15-16, 2021. Click here for the Spring 2021 agenda.
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