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Collections in Support of Biological Research  (CSBR)

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.  


Name Email Phone Room
Reed  S. Beaman dbicsbr@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470  615  
Roland  P. Roberts dbicsbr@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470  612  


Solicitation  15-577

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 funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 8, 2016

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)


World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)



Research Resources Cluster

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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