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Meet DEB: Priscilla Tucker

Priscilla showing off a fresh almond croissant at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market Name and Cluster: My name is Priscilla Tucker and I have joined the Evolutionary Processes cluster as a rotating Program Officer. Education: BA, Colgate University; MS and PhD, Texas A&M University Home Institution: University of Michigan Tell...

9/14/20 Virtual Office Hours Recap – MSB-NES

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on September 14th, 2020. We host these office hours 1-2pm EDT on the 2nd Monday of every month. There is a designated theme each time, but attendees are welcome to ask about other NSF-related topics. Program Officers from each of DEB’s clusters are present at each Virtual...

9/10/20 Virtual Office Hours Recap – Systematics

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) held a special Virtual Office Hour on September 10th, 2020 focusing on opportunities for funding research in Systematics. The presentation is available here:               Slides (PDF) If you were unable to attend, here are some of the questions asked during the Q & A session: Considering the current...

Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

To promote integration across biological subdisciplines, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has released a revised solicitation (NSF 20-601) under the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program. The program, launched this year, supports collaborative teams investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology....

Upcoming Virtual Office Hours: Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science Proposals

Join us Monday, September 14th from 1pm-2pm EDT for DEB’s next Virtual Office Hour. Program Officers will provide an introduction to the Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES) Solicitation (NSF 20-506). Representatives from each of the four DEB core programs will be available for questions, which can be on any DEB or NSF topic. Please...

Meet DEB: Marty Condon

                      Marty being supervised by Melon, Phoebe, and Max. Name and Cluster: My name is Marty Condon and I’ve joined the Evolutionary Processes Science cluster as a rotating Program Officer. Education: B.S. University of Michigan, Ph.D. University of Texas Home Institution: Cornell College Tell us about...

Systematics and Biodiversity Science-focused Office Hour

The Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster invites you to join a special systematics-themed edition of DEB’s Virtual Office Hours on Thursday, September 10th from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. Program Officers will be on hand to talk about opportunities for funding research in systematics and to answer your questions. We’ll highlight special proposal categories...

New Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation is Live!

Our friends in DBI shared a post about the PRFB that you can read here or in full below: “The 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) solicitation (20-602) has been released. The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. There are three Competitive Areas: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology...

Meet DEB: Heather Throop and Bruce Lieberman

Heather Throop Name and Cluster: My name is Heather Throop and I’ve joined the Ecosystem Science cluster as a rotating Program Officer. Education: BA, Carleton College; PhD, Stony Brook University Home Institution: Arizona State University Tell us about your research: I’m an ecosystem scientist. I am fascinated by exploring how organisms affect...

8/10/20 Virtual Office Hours Recap – DISES

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on August 10th, 2020. We host these office hours 1-2pm EDT on the 2nd Monday of every month. There is a designated theme each time, but attendees are welcome to ask about other NSF-related topics. Program Officers from each of DEB’s clusters are present at each Virtual Office...

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