NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research Solicitation: NSF 15-577

Internal Deadline: 
Mon, August 28 2017 - 5:00 pm
Funding Agency Deadline: 
Sun, August 13 2017
Program Description: 

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.

URL for More Information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15577/nsf15577.htm

Number of Nominees Allowed: 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3 - In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance: 

No intents submitted.

Posting Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017