The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the availability of funding to enhance and expand digitization of and access to existing biological and paleontological collections in the United States.

The Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections is seeking full proposals for its third round of funding.  Proposals will be accepted for new research themes (Thematic Collections Networks) and for partnerships with existing networks (Partners to Existing Network).

Of note, the name of the program has changed: “Biological Collections” is now “Biodiversity Collections.”

Proposals are due by 19 October 2012.  For more information, visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12565/nsf12565.htm.