This program has been archived.
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Please see the BIO directorate home page for an update on the CSBR evaluation and proposal competition schedule: http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=BIO.
BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 10/01/15). Please review before submitting a proposal to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.
|Reed S. Beamanemail@example.com||(703) 292-8470||615|
|Roland P. Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8470||612|
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections.
The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, improves the accessibility of digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.