NSF: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)NSF 15-557
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.
USC may only submit three applications in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (
NSF indicates that a letter of intent is NOT APPLICABLE and a full proposal is due by August 08, 2016. For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15577/nsf15577.htm