The deadline for submitting proposals for the Biological Research Collections Program is 25 July 2008. Program guidelines are listed under NSF 06-569.

The National Science Foundation’s Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for research in a broad area of biological sciences. Further information can be found at: