C-DEBI Newsletter – June 1, 2021
A biweekly digest of deep biosphere news and opportunities
from the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations


Meetings & Activities

Goldschmidt 2021 Conference: Early Registration due June 1, 2021
Take advantage of early discounted rates by completing your registration by June 1, 2021.

C-DEBI Virtual Meeting Series: How to Build Capacity for a Thriving Research Lab at a PUI (Primarily Undergraduate Institution), June 4, 2021
Our next virtual meeting features plenary speakers Rika Anderson (Carleton College) who will present "Conducting research with undergraduates at a small liberal arts college" and Terry McGlynn (California State University Dominguez Hills) who will present "How to develop an undergraduate research lab with long-term sustainability" on Friday June 4 (10:30AM - 12:00PM Pacific). The virtual meeting series is held monthly during the first week of each month, with a regular rotation of science workshops and professional development workshops. Each workshop will contain about 90 minutes of programming, including invited speakers to give plenary tutorials and presentations, breakout icebreaker and discussion sessions, and plenary Q&A sessions. Register in advance for the meeting on June 4, 2021.

NSF: Virtual Grants Conference, June 7-11, 2021
Registration is now open, and the webinar is free of charge.

NSF BIO: Virtual Office Hour: Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, June 8, 2021 - NEW!
Join us on Tuesday, June 8th from 2-3pm Eastern Time for a BIO-wide Virtual Office Hour focused on Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI). We will discuss a variety of topics to help scientists and staff at PUIs be successful with the NSF process, including submission and review of proposals in BIO and the Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Solicitation (NSF 14-579). The majority of the time will be an opportunity to ask questions to Program Officers and hear responses. To participate, please register in advance.

JOIDES Resolution Facility Board: Request for Information
Submit by June 10, 2021 for consideration by the JRFB.

OceanHackWeek 2021: A Hybrid Workshop to Explore Data Science in Oceanography, August 3-6, 2021 - NEW!
The hackweek model has emerged in the data science community as a powerful tool for fostering exchange of ideas in research and computation by providing training in modern data analysis workflows. In contrast to conventional academic conferences or workshops, hackweeks are intensive and interactive, facilitated by three core components: tutorials on state-of-the-art methodologies, peer-learning, and on-site project work in a collaborative environment.  OceanHackWeek is a small hands-on, interactive hybrid in-person and virtual workshop focused on data science and oceanography that will be held during August 3-6, 2021. Join us for four days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking! The in-person event will take place at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, in East Boothbay, Maine, as an all-day workshop. For the virtual event, formal daily activities will take place over a period of up to 3 hours per day. Application deadline: June 14, 2021.

USSSP Workshops: Advancing Scientific Ocean Drilling IMPACT, Summer 2021
Deadlines to apply are June 21, and July 1, 2021.

NAS: Call for "Ocean-Shot" Concepts: Transformative Research for the Decade
The next call for submissions is due July 1, 2021.

NASA RCN Community Workshop: NfoLD/NExSS Standards of Evidence for Life Detection, July 19-22, 2021
We are now considering applications for workshop participation.

IODP: Volunteer for an IODP Board, Committee, or Panel - NEW!
The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) is seeking scientists to participate on a variety of IODP panels, boards, and committees. There are three open calls for participation, on the U.S. Advisory Committee for Scientific Ocean Drilling (USAC), the Science Evaluation Panel (SEP), or the JOIDES Resolution Facility Board (JRFB). Deadline to apply: July 23, 2021.

IODP: Nominate an Ocean Discovery Lecturer
Please submit nominations by the deadline of July 26, 2021.

Ongoing Activities:


Proposal Calls

NSF: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees
Requests must be received at NSF at least 3 months prior to the proposed visit, but no later than June 7, 2021.

NOAA OER: Ocean Exploration
Required pre-proposals are due June 21, 2021.

NASA: Postdoctoral Program
Current cycle deadline: July 1, 2021.

NSF BIO: Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) Supplemental Funding - NEW!
The Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) DCL encourages requests for supplemental funding to existing awards for the purpose of supporting research experiences for post-baccalaureate students who desire to engage in research or who want to pursue a career in STEM but were unable to have the opportunity to begin or complete a research experience as an undergraduate student due to pandemic-related interruptions. REPS supplemental funding requests will be reviewed for funding consideration upon receipt. To receive full funding consideration for FY2021, requests should be submitted by July 2, 2021. Supplemental funding requests submitted after that date will be considered if funds are available.

NSF: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1 (RII Track-1) - NEW!
The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. Through this program, NSF facilitates the establishment of partnerships among academic institutions and organizations in governmental, non-profit, and commercial or industrial sectors that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, Research and Development (R&D) capacity, and hence, its R&D competitiveness. Letter of Intent Due Date: July 14, 2021.

NSF: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) 
Full proposal deadline: July 26, 2021.

NSF BIO: Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS)
Full Proposal Deadline: August 2, 2021.

NSF: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE)
Various deadlines from August 2, 2021 and onward.

NSF OCE: Chemical Oceanography
Full proposal target dates: August 16, 2021 and February 15, 2022.

NSF OCE: Physical Oceanography
Full proposal target dates: August 16, 2021 and February 15, 2022.

NSF: Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Full proposal deadline date: September 6, 2021.

NSF OISE: International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
Track I: IRES Sites (IS) due date: September 21, 2021. Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes (ASI) due date: September 28, 2021.

NSF: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Letter of intent deadline date: October 4, 2021.

NSF: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)
Full proposal deadline: October 11, 2021.

NSF GEO: Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF)
Full proposal deadlines: November 12, 2021.

NSF HRD: Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
See the program solicitation for proposal windows and deadlines through 2021.

NSF BIO: Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)
Full proposal deadline date: January 25, 2022.

NSF: Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)
Full proposal target date: February 7, 2022.

NSF BIO / NIH: Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE)
Full proposal deadlines: February 17, 2022.

Rolling Calls:


NSF OCE: Marine Geology and Geophysics Program Director - NEW DEADLINE!
The deadline for applications is June 28, 2021.

Texas A&M University: Assistant Professor in Oceanography
Initial review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

MBARI: Principal Investigator (focus on seafloor processes)
Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania State University: Postdoctoral Researcher on Microbial Metabolic Networks
Contact Jenn Macalady directly for details like things we like about living in State College.

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Rosalynn Sylvan
C-DEBI Managing Director
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0371

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