Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections

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Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections: This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.
Federal Grant Title: Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 11-567
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.050
CFDA Descriptions: Geosciences
Current Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline(s): October 31, 2011 October 19, 2012 Third Friday in October, Annually Thereafter
Original Application Deadline: Oct 19, 2012 Full Proposal Deadline(s): October 31, 2011 October 19, 2012 Third Friday in October, Annually Thereafter
Posted Date: Jul 29, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 29, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $10,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -State and Local Governments: State educational offices or organizations and local school districts. -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
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