NSF: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

National Science Foundation

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12565/nsf12565.htm

Limited Submission Program (LSP):  This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements. The University and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility:  Only one TCN proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

PI Eligibility:  An individual may appear as PI or co-principal investigator (co-PI) on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: One (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:

July 19, 2013:  Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

July 26, 2013:  Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a 1-3 page research plan summary and two page bio-sketch.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PIs may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact:  shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

August 16, 2013:  Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 18, 2013:  Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time). 

The NSF will accept applications for this program annually on the third Friday in October.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M  has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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