Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
New solicitations to replace previous solicitations in the DBI Research Resources Cluster will be available after mid-year 2018. Programs affected include:
- Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI - NSF 15-582)
- Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR - NSF 15-577)
- Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML - NSF 16-506)
- Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR - NSF 13-561)
If you are facing a time-critical emergency situation related to support for a living stocks or natural history collection, please contact a CSBR cognizant Program Director (email@example.com) in the Division of Biological Infrastructure to discuss your circumstances and the potential for submitting a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal. RAPID requests may be for up to $200k and up to one year in duration. For additional requirements regarding RAPID proposals please see the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide, Chapter II, Section E1: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIE1
Last Updated: March 7, 2017
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.
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Important Information for Proposers
ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
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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.