Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
This program has been archived.
Developmental Systems Special Announcement
PD 07-1111 has been archived. Principal Investigators wishing to submit proposals to the Developmental Systems Cluster should apply to NSF 13-506. For further information see "Related URL" section and Contacts on the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Program Guidelines Page at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503623&org=IOS&from=home.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
The Developmental Systems Cluster supports research aimed at understanding how interacting developmental processes give rise to the emergent properties of organisms. A systems level approach to understanding these processes, at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of organization, requires the use of molecular, genetic, biochemical, and physiological techniques as well as techniques from outside biology. The Developmental Systems Cluster is also particularly interested in understanding how emergent properties result in the development of complex phenotypes and lead to the evolution of developmental mechanisms.
Plant, Fungal and Microbial Developmental Systems-The Plant, Fungal and Microbial Development programmatic area supports research that addresses developmental processes in plants from algae to angiosperms, microbes and fungi.
Animal Developmental Systems-Animal Developmental Systems programmatic area supports research that seeks to understand the processes that result in the complex phenotype of animals. Because different organisms may be more amenable to certain approaches than others, analyses of development in a wide range of different species are encouraged.
Evolution of Developmental Systems-The Evolution of Developmental Systems programmatic area supports research to discover the developmental processes shared by all organisms and those singular ones that produce diversity (phenotypic variation within a species and/or between species). What developmental changes have given rise to new phenotypes? How are gene networks modified to generate different phenotypic outcomes? To answer these and other evolutionary questions will likely require inter-disciplinary and collaborative approaches using a wide range of model systems.
Summary of Award Information - In FY 2010, the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems funded 17% of submitted proposals, and the mean annual award was $216,556.
Steven Klein. Animal Developmental Mechanisms; Animal Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms
Heinz Gert de Couet. Animal Developmental Mechanisms; Animal Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms
Bruce A. McClure. Animal Developmental Mechanisms; Animal Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms
An Integrative Developmental Biology Workshop Report
Integration of Development and Physiology: Mechanisms Shaping Animals Dear Collegue Letter
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program