Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs
The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has implemented a requirement for submission of full proposals via Research.gov (or Grants.gov) for certain program solicitations, including the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs solicitation (NSF 21-506). If you have already started a proposal in FastLane, don’t worry, you can still submit it via FastLane. But if you are starting a new proposal, please do so via Research.gov. For more information see the Dear Colleague Letter, NSF 20-129, about this change.
Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and video tutorials, is available on the Research.gov "About Proposal Preparation and Submission" webpage. The NSF Help Desk also is available for those who encounter issues with proposal preparation or submission.
Please direct your comments and questions about this change to BIOnodeadline@nsf.gov.
|Behavioral Systems Program Directors||IOSBSC@nsf.gov||(703) 292-8423|
|Developmental Systems Program Directors||IOSDSC@nsf.gov||(703) 292-8417|
|Neural Systems Program Directors||IOSNSC@nsf.gov||(703) 292-8421|
|Phys. & Struct. Systems Program Directors||IOSPSS@nsf.gov||(703) 292-8413|
|Plant Genome Research Program Directorsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8420|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Accepted Anytime
There are no proposal deadlines or caps on submission.
The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Core Programs support research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals are welcomed in all of the core scientific program areas supported by the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, modification, function, and evolution; biomechanics and functional morphology, physiological processes, symbioses and microbial interactions, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, plant and animal genomics, and animal behavior. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties.