Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11567/nsf11567.htm

National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI Eligibility
Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering personnel.

Institutional Eligibility
This solicitation is limited to Texas A&M University and the proposals will need to be submitted by the Texas A&M University Research Services (TAMU-RS)

Number of Applications: 1

Summary
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.

Dates
August 26, 2011, 5:00 p.m.:
Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

August 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.

All proposals submitted for a Limited Submission program here at Texas A&M University must be submitted electronically using the on-line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

September 6, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 31, 2011: Deadline for the Full proposal.

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.