Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
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.
(NSF Deadline: Second Friday in October, Annually Thereafter)
Research Office LOI Deadline: August 1, 2022
Agency Deadline: October 14, 2022
Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 4-12
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
General guidance for the preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page) -please use an 11 point or higher font with one inch margins.
Solicitation Name and Descriptive Title
Project Summary: 3 or 4 sentences or bullet points that provide an overview of the objective of your proposed research, how you plan to do it, and the expected outcome.
Key PI/co-PIs: 5 or 6 sentences or bullet points that highlight team expertise as it relates to the project.
Budget: Example: The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $ X, with $ Y being requested from the NSF. NSF funds will be used for: $ A for personnel; $ B for operations, and $ C for broader impacts/subcontracts etc.
Justification for agency support: A few sentences on why this research fits with the RFP and strategic goals of NSF.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 page) - please use an 11 point or higher font with one-inch margins.
Problem statement: Clear and concise statement of
Research question(s) and how the project will address the research question(s);
Proposed activities: Describe the project to be undertaken and provide the technical specifications of the research activities and timelines that will be undertaken.
How the proposed research can lead to the advancement of research/knowledge in this area.
Expected results: Describe the outcome you anticipate from the research.
Abbreviated CV or biographical sketch of the principal investigator – separate page
Optional - Suggest one or two names to serve on the internal review committee.
Submit your Notice of Intent to the:
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