Changes at NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Proposal Submission Process
Sep 28, 2011
In January 2012, the Divisions of Environmental Biology (DEB) and Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) are moving to an annual cycle of preliminary and full proposals. After review of preliminary applications by a panel of outside experts, applicants will be invited or not invited to submit a full proposal. This decision is due to the increasing number of received applications (up by 43% for IOS) and the change is intended to reduce the burden associated with full review of all received proposals.