Collections in Support of Biological Research
Note Guidance on Data Management Plans
BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 2/20/13). 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 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). Please be advised that
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 13, 2015
Second Monday in July, Annually Thereafter
The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, 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 of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.
The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible 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)
World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)
REVISIONS AND UPDATES
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Research Resources Cluster
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program