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Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)

IOS Special Announcements

New A Dear Colleague Letter for BRAIN EAGERs to Enable Innovative Neurotechnologies to Reveal the Functional and Emergent Properties of Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior and Cognition has been posted. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity (March, 2014).

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

Congratulations to the 2013 BREAD Ideas Challenge Winners! Read the press release and see the BREAD Ideas Challenge website for more information about the winners and their prize-winning challenges, as well as updates on the upcoming EAGER competition.

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 Catalyzing New International Collaborations  (CNIC) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience  (CRCNS) Crosscutting
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:
bullet Ocean Acidification  (OA)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks Crosscutting
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 International Collaborations in Organismal Biology Between US and Israeli Investigators  (ICOB)
bullet Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society  (METABOLOMICS)
bullet Nitrogen: Improving on Nature  (NITROGEN)
bullet Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) 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

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Upcoming Due Dates See All

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: September 15, 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: September 22, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: September 26, 2014, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
(NSF  13-568) Full Proposal: October 9, 2014


News See All

boron team Critical transport: Bond LSC team finds boron vital for plant stem cells, corn reproduction
Released August 25, 2014
News From the Field
Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) How hummingbirds evolved to detect sweetness
Released August 21, 2014
News From the Field
Color image of the nerve cells in the brain of a songbird NSF awards $10.8 million in early concept grants for brain research
Released August 18, 2014
Press Release

Discoveries See All

iluustration showing a map of links between the genes of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana "Bottom-up" proteomics
NSF-funded supercomputer helps researchers interpret genomes
Released  July 1, 2014

owl monkeys Father's day special: And the best father in the animal kingdom is...
Award-winning primatologist and conservationist Patricia Wright discusses why owl monkeys and other species of small monkeys are extraordinarily devoted dads
Released  June 11, 2014

Illustration showing surfaces of the mouse and human brains From dino brains to thought control--10 fascinating brain findings
Summaries of 10 findings about the brain that involve NSF-funded researchers
Released  February 11, 2014


Events Calendar See All

September 8, 2014
Education and Human Resources Open House
Outreach

October 6, 2014  - October 7, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
Outreach




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