Message from Program Director for BIO Directorate:
The solicitation shows as archived because we are in the process of revising our solicitations in the Division of Biological Infrastructure, in part due to the fact that the BIO Directorate is moving towards a “No Deadline” policy. When a new solicitation is announced, likely to be this summer, you will be able to submit proposals at any time.
Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,500,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 15-20
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition.
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.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than three proposals are submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NSF-CSBR program by the NSF deadline of August 8, 2017.
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Office for Research Development:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.