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Planetary Biodiversity Inventories  (PBI)

Name Email Phone Room
Timothy  Collins (703) 292-4763  635  
Rafael  O. de Sa (703) 292-7836   
Maureen  Kearney (703) 292-7187   
Susan  L. Perkins (703) 292-4821   


Solicitation  06-500

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Current but no Longer Receiving Proposals


To accelerate the discovery and study of the world’s biodiversity, proposals are invited from teams of investigators to conduct a worldwide, species-level systematic inventory of a major group of organisms. Each project should conduct fieldwork necessary to fill gaps in existing collections, produce descriptions, taxonomic revisions, web-searchable databases, and interactive keys (or other automated identification tools) for all new and known species in the targeted group, analyze their phylogenetic relationships, and establish predictive classifications for the group. Proposals may target any particular group of organisms, from terrestrial, fresh-water, or marine habitats, at any feasible level in the taxonomic hierarchy, but must be global in scope.

Academy of Natural Sciences PBI website

THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - DEB