Author Archives: NSF_BIO


Guidance on collections support (emergency circumstances)

If you are facing a time-critical emergency situation related to support for a living stocks or natural history collection, please contact a CSBR cognizant Program Director ( in the Division of Biological Infrastructure to discuss your circumstances and the potential … Continue reading

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Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting … Continue reading

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MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science

What do a fungal disease, lake sediments, and weather radar have in common? They are all components of research projects funded by the NSF Macrosystems Biology and Early NEON Science Program (MSB). (You can find a list of active awards … Continue reading

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Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced via a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-047) its intention to foster the development of a national research infrastructure for neuroscience through a phased approach. The goal is to support collaborative and team science … Continue reading

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IDBR: Information and Guidance for Providing Feedback

June 8, 2016 In BIO’s fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget request, plans were included regarding the evaluation of smaller Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) programs, such as the Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) program, with the goal of informing … Continue reading

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Announcement: CSBR Update

May 25, 2016 The National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Dr. Jim Olds, has shared an announcement regarding the Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) program. The announcement can be found on the Directorate for Biological Sciences … Continue reading

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