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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs


IOS Core Proposal Submission through Research.gov

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.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
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 Directors dbipgr@nsf.gov (703) 292-8420   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  21-506

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.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

There are no proposal deadlines or caps on submission.


SYNOPSIS

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. 


RELATED PROGRAMS

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program