The National Science Foundation has released a program solicitation for the Dimensions of Biodiversity program. The agency anticipates awarding at least $16 million in fiscal year 2016.

The Dimensions of Biodiversity program aims to transform “how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth.”

Research awards are for up to 5 years in duration and up to $2 million.

Proposals are due by 3 April 2014. For more information, see the program solicitation at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15611/nsf15611.htm?.