The National Science Foundation is accepting proposals for the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program. This initiative 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 residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The full proposal deadline is 19 October 2012. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click.
Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.