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Program Details

NSF: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) NSF 15-576

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.

USC may submit only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal as the lead organization. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by August 26, 2021. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NSF indicates that a Letter of Intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full proposal is due by October 21, 2021. For more information:

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