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Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)

IOS Special Announcements

New Frontiers for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior. - See recently posted Workshop report for further details.

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

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) Crosscutting
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 (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

View All NSF-wide Programs

NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Letter of Intent: March 25, 2015, Applies to both tracks

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development
(NSF  15-538) Full Proposal: April 27, 2015

Cracking the Olfactory Code
(NSF  15-547) Preliminary Proposal: May 1, 2015, Due date for preliminary proposal

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Full Proposal: May 6, 2015, Applies to both tracks


News See All

mantis shrimp attack their dinner with their claws How mantis shrimp evolved many shapes with same powerful punch
Released February 27, 2015
News From the Field
micrograph of the bladder of Utricularia gibba Carnivorous plant packs big wonders into tiny genome
Released February 23, 2015
News From the Field
tadpoles Tadpole model links drug exposure to autism-like effects
Released February 17, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

coral reef and fish near Philippines Good news and bad news for coral reefs
There's good news related to marine protected areas, but bad news related to loss of coral cover
Released  February 9, 2015

James L. Olds Meet James L. Olds, the new head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences
A conversation with James L. Olds
Released  December 4, 2014

Tree swallows Swallows of the western skies
International team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions
Released  September 5, 2014


Events Calendar See All

March 19, 2015  - March 20, 2015
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting
Panel

April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell
Workshop

May 20, 2015
NSF Day at Texas Tech
Workshop

June 1, 2015  - June 2, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Tampa, FL
Outreach




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