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Genealogy of Life  (GoLife)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
David  . Mindell dmindell@nsf.gov (703) 292-5113   
Joseph  Miller jtmiller@nsf.gov (703) 292-7214   
Simon  Malcomber smalcomb@nsf.gov (703) 292-8227   
Maureen  Kearney mkearney@nsf.gov (703) 292-8480   
Judith  E. Skog jskog@nsf.gov (703) 292-7909   
H.  R. Lane hlane@nsf.gov (703) 292-8551   
Yusheng (Christopher)  Liu yliu@nsf.gov (703) 292-4724   
Anne  M. Maglia amaglia@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470   
Kelly  Zamudio kzamudio@nsf.gov 703-292-2994   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-527

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  March 25, 2015

Fourth Wednesday in March, Annually Thereafter

Fourth Wednesday in March

SYNOPSIS

All of comparative biology depends on knowledge of the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) of living and extinct organisms. In addition, understanding biodiversity and how it changes over time is only possible when Earth's diversity is organized into a phylogenetic framework. The goals of the Genealogy of Life (GoLife) program are to resolve the phylogenetic history of life and to integrate this genealogical architecture with underlying organismal data.

The ultimate vision of this program is an open access, universal Genealogy of Life that will provide the comparative framework necessary for testing questions in systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, and other fields. A further strategic integration of this genealogy of life with data layers from genomic, phenotypic, spatial, ecological and temporal data will produce a grand synthesis of biodiversity and evolutionary sciences. The resulting knowledge infrastructure will enable synthetic research on biological dynamics throughout the history of life on Earth, within current ecosystems, and for predictive modeling of the future evolution of life.

Projects submitted to this program should emphasize increased efficiency in contributing to a complete Genealogy of Life and integration of various types of organismal data with phylogenies.

This program also seeks to broadly train next generation, integrative phylogenetic biologists, creating the human resource infrastructure and workforce needed to tackle emerging research questions in comparative biology. Projects should train students for diverse careers by exposing them to the multidisciplinary areas of research within the proposal.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Systematics and Biodiversity Science

Advances in Biological Informatics

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF

Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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