Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
OSP Deadline 07/11/13 by 8:30 a.m.
Funding Agency Deadline 07/16/13 by 5:00 p.m. CST
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible 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.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed Three (3) proposals per institution
Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013:

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. Short biosketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit two (2) nominations.



Nominee(s) Selected to Advance Dr. Anne Molineaux, College of Natural Sciences
Posting Date 04/28/13