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

If you are interested in submitting a NSF 15-576 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) proposal, send an abstract no more than three pages in length to by the internal deadline of Monday, August 31, 2015 at noon. Follow Illinois Institute of Technology’s guidelines for internal competitions available here.

•Institutional Limit: One
Only one Thematic Collections Networks (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.

•Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: One. An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

•Internal Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015 at noon
Full Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2015

Synopsis of Program:

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.
Per IIT policy, all grant applications (federal and non-federal) must be reviewed, signed and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs regardless of the amount of the request. Contact or call 312.567.3035 for more information on submitting a proposal.