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Division of Environmental Biology

Dimensions of Biodiversity

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Simon  Malcomber Dimensions@nsf.gov (703) 292-8227   
George  W. Gilchrist Dimensions@nsf.gov (703) 292-7138   
Matthew  D. Kane Dimensions@nsf.gov (703) 292-7186   
Douglas  Levey dlevey@nsf.gov (703) 292-5196   
Garth  Spellman gspellma@nsf.gov (703) 292-8610   
Kelly  . Zamudio kzamudio@nsf.gov (703) 292-2992   
Arcady  Mushegian amushegi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8528   
Reed  S. Beaman rsbeaman@nsf.gov (703) 292-7163   
Michael  Sieracki msierack@nsf.gov (703) 292-7585   

Contacts for US-São Paulo Collaborative Research Projects

Dr. Simon Malcomber, NSF BIO/DEB, telephone: (703) 292-8227, email: smalcomb@nsf.gov

Dr. Regina Costa de Oliveira, FAPESP, email: roliveira@fapesp.br

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-525

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). NSF anticipates release of the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

SYNOPSIS

Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. With this loss, humanity is losing links in the web of life that provide ecosystem services, forfeiting an understanding of the history and future of the living world, and losing opportunities for future beneficial discoveries in the domains of food, fiber, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and bio-inspired innovation.

The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth. The campaign promotes novel, integrated approaches to identify and understand the evolutionary and ecological significance of biodiversity amidst the changing environment of the present day and in the geologic past.

This campaign seeks to characterize biodiversity on Earth by using integrative, innovative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and currently focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them. While this focus complements several core NSF programs, it differs by requiring that multiple dimensions of biodiversity be addressed simultaneously, in innovative or novel ways, to understand their synergistic roles in critical ecological and evolutionary processes.

Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2014 again includes partnerships with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil. NASA will not partner with the Dimensions of Biodiversity in FY2014.

Investigators wishing to inquire about the suitability of potential projects for Dimensions of Biodiversity are encouraged to email a brief summary and contact information to Dimensions@nsf.gov.

RELATED URLS

Dimensions of Biodiversity Workforce REU-Broadening Participation Supplements

Dimensions of Biodiversity 2010-2013 Project Abstracts and Updates

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