Track: Career Track
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides many funding opportunities for basic research and training in ecology and evolutionary biology. NSF supports researchers at all career stages and efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the research community. The purposes of this session are to inform our communities about ongoing and new funding opportunities at NSF and to receive comments and suggestions on how the Foundation can best serve ecologists. NSF representatives will include program officers and division directors from programs broadly relevant to ecology and environmental research and training. Topics that will be covered include NSF’s responses to Covid and to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, NSF’s Big Ideas and their associated solicitations, BIO Directorate 2022 priorities, NEON, Integrating Biology, basic research proposals and the review process, core programs, new and continuing special competitions, cross-cutting programs, and network and observatory infrastructure support. Following a brief presentation, much of the session will be town-hall style Q&A. Audience members are encouraged to bring questions.