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Division of Biological Infrastructure

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. Beaman
dbicsbr@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8470
Room 615

Roland P. Roberts
dbicsbr@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8470
Room 612

Solicitation 15-577

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.

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.

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
Genealogy of Life
Dimensions of Biodiversity
Division of Environmental Biology

Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio)
StrainInfo
World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)

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