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Division of Biological Infrastructure
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Guidance on collections support (emergency circumstances)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
CSBR Important Announcement
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.
Note Guidance on Data Management Plans
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.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Deadline Date
Mon Aug 14 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Second Monday in August, Annually Thereafter
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.
Revisions and Updates