DEB is back at work!


We’re back! NSF has re-opened, and DEB staff are working through numerous post-shutdown communication and scheduling issues.

The original DDIG deadline of October 10 was missed due to the shutdown, and we hope to announce the new deadline within a few days. PIs should submit their proposals as soon as possible in any case.

One panel that was supposed to take place has been re-scheduled. As soon as we receive guidance on the scheduling of upcoming panels and site visits, we will pass it along.

As soon as we know more, we will post both here and on the official NSF web site.

If you have any questions or concerns, by all means use DEBrief to bring them to our attention. If you are thinking about them, there’s a good chance others are as well.

Thanks,
Penny Firth, DEB

6 thoughts on “DEB is back at work!

    • The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology program is run by the Division of Biological Infrastructure, so someone over there (email bio-dbi-prfb@nsf.gov) can provide better advise, however we all have been told that a NSF-wide policy about deadlines missed during the shutdown will be provided within a few days. My guess is they will tell you to get your proposal in ASAP and that a new deadline will be posted shortly.

  1. When do you anticipate Evolutionary Processes awards will be announced? I hope the shutdown will not delay announcements past the January pre-proposal deadline.

    • All of the clusters should have initial decisions sometime in December. Because we will probably be on a continuing resolution, we will not be able to make all of our funding decisions until the FY14 budget is finalized by congress. If your proposal will be held for possible spring funding, you would be told. In such a case, it would be wise to go ahead and submit a pre-proposal in January.

  2. I just want to say that I appreciate the blog as a source of more immediate information about what is going on in the Division. It is very useful to those of us in the community. Thanks.

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