Spring 2017: DEB Preliminary Proposal Results


This past week, DEB completed processing all preliminary proposals submitted to the January 23rd 2017 deadline. Below is a summary of the outcomes for this year.

Panel Recommendations

The “Invite” column in the chart above reflects the panels’ recommendations while the “Total Invited” column reflects the programs’ recommendations. Each program’s final invite decision was based not only on the panel recommendation but also the availability of funds and portfolio balance.

The four DEB clusters convened 10 preliminary-proposal panels. Panelists reviewed 1,384 preliminary proposals and recommended 346 be invited for full proposal submission. We are very thankful to panelists who traveled from all over the country to participate in our merit review process. DEB program officers subsequently made adjustments for portfolio balance and invited 373 (27%) for full proposal submission.

By this time, all PIs who submitted a 2017 preliminary proposal should have heard back from DEB about the program’s recommendation (“Invite” or “Do Not Invite”). If you have not, please visit Fastlane.nsf.gov and select the “proposal functions” option then click on “proposal status.” If you were a Co-PI, please follow-up with your lead PI.

The chart below shows long-term trends in the numbers of preliminary proposals DEB has received since 2012, as well as the total invite numbers and percentages. As you can see, the numbers submitted have been decreasing and the overall invite rate has been increasing.

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2017 Summer Meeting Schedule


Our DEB Program Officers will be attending various conferences and professional meetings this summer and would be happy to chat with you.  Below are the dates and locations of where to find Program Officers ready to talk about the latest NSF news and funding opportunities.  Be sure and say, “Hi!”

Who? Where? When?
Sam Scheiner (EP) Evolution June 23-27
Leslie Rissler (EP) Evolution June 23-27
  European Society for Evolutionary Biology (Netherlands) Aug 20-25
George Gilchrist (EP) Evolution June 23-27
Paco Moore (EP) The Astrobiology Science Conference April 24-28
  Evolution June 23-27
  The Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology July 9-14
  European Society for Evolutionary Biology (Netherlands) Aug 20-15
Colette St. Mary (EP) Evolution and Animal Behavior June 12-16
  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 12-16
Janice Bossart (EP) Evolution June 23-27
Prosanta Chakrabarty (SBS) American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 12-16
Katharina Dittmar (SBS) Evolution June 23-27
Matt Kane (ES) ASM Microbe Meeting June 1-5
  Ecological Society of America Aug 5-11
Karina Schafer (ES) Ecological Society of America Aug 5-11
Liz Blood (ES) Ecological Society of America Aug 6-11
  Society of Freshwater Scientists June 5-9
John Shade (ES) Society of Freshwater Science June 8
  LTER Science Council Meeting May 16-19
Susanna Remold (PCE) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) June 24-27
  The Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology July 9-14
Doug Levey (PCE) Ecological Society of America Aug 6-11
Betsy von Holle (PCE) Ecological Society of America Aug 5-11
Maria Gonzalez (PCE) Ecological Society of America Aug 5-11
Alan Tessier (Deputy Division Director) Ecological Society of America Aug 5-11
Paula Mabee (Division Director) Evolution June 23-27

Thanks for Your Feedback!


Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll! We tallied the results and wanted to share the feedback we received as of March 10th. Thanks for giving us a clearer understanding of the types of content you enjoy and what roles you hold within the DEB community.  We look forward to continuing to serve the DEB community and posting content that is informative and helpful.

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