National Science Foundation
Directorate for Biological Sciences
Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
January 17, 2014
Third Friday in January, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
August 01, 2014
First Friday in August, Annually Thereafter
By Invitation OnlySynopsis of Program:
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.