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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

IOS has updated the frequently asked questions for the core programs solicitation (NSF 13-600).  They can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13125/nsf13125.jsp.  January 17, 2014 is the next deadline for preliminary proposals. 

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Behavioral Systems  Cluster IOSBSC@nsf.gov (703) 292-8423  685N  
Developmental Systems  Cluster IOSDSC@nsf.gov (703) 292-8417  685N  
Neural Systems  Cluster IOSNSC@nsf.gov (703) 292-8421  685N  
Phys. & Struct. Systems  Cluster IOSPSS@nsf.gov (703) 292-8413  685N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  13-600

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). NSF anticipates release of the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date:  January 16, 2015

Third Friday in January, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 7, 2015

By Invitation Only

First Friday in August, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior.

Proposals are welcomed in all areas of science supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. All investigator-initiated proposals to the core programs in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems must now be invited based on merit review of preliminary proposals. There is a single submission deadline with a limit of 2 preliminary proposals per investigator per year as PI or Co-PI in response to this solicitation.  Please see the GPG for definition of roles for PI and Co-PI. There are no limits on the number of proposals you can participate on as collaborator. The PI/Co-PI limits apply only to this solicitation and do not pertain to proposals submitted in response to other NSF solicitations.

Unsolicited full research proposals are no longer accepted into the IOS Core Programs.

RELATED URLS

Dear Colleague Letter: BIO Proposal Processing Changes

Frequently Asked Questions for NSF: 13-600 IOS Core Programs Solicitation

REVISIONS AND UPDATES

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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