The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) are accepting applications to establish or continue the International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) program. The program would address the “interdependence of biodiversity exploration for potential applications in health and energy, with investments in research capacity that […]
This Request for Proposals (RfP) seeks proposals from institutions that house high-quality information and data at the Species level, that is, scientific descriptions that characterize species of organisms. It does not seek proposals to digitize specimen level information (descriptions of specimens or field observations). Proposals that are accepted will be awarded seed grants to make […]
The increasingly negative economic conditions facing the United States and the world certainly are no longer news. Although huge swings in the financial markets still garner headlines, news reports are increasingly focused on how the negative economic climate is impacting governments and other institutions.
A new one-page document is available from the NSC Alliance to educate the general public on the opportunities and benefits of natural science collections. For a lower resolution copy, click NSCA 1-pager. Please contact Robert Gropp, Director of Public Policy, for a higher resolution copy.
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT invites you to participate in the 9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World, to address the challenge the changing world poses to biodiversity (and to humanity) December 8-10, 2008 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, […]
The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced the 2009 guidelines for the American Heritage Preservation Program. This joint venture is a new public-private partnership that will fund the preservation of endangered arts, humanities, and science collections that are held in small and medium sized museums, […]
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 […]
AIBS Cosponsors CNSF Reception Showcasing Science on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, DC – On 25 June the Coalition for National Science Funding held its 14th annual exhibition and reception on Capitol Hill. The theme was “The Path to Innovation:Scientific Discovery and Learning.” The reception drew a large crowd, which included members of Congress and their staffs. […]
At the last Board of Directors meeting of the Natural Science Collections Alliance, the Board received a concept paper and draft legislation that would establish a new Office in the Department of Commerce to advance digital information and internet access for cultural and natural science collections. Although the Board of Directors has had preliminary discussions […]
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that it has awarded a Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant to contribute to the development of the natural history collections community in the United States. “A stronger community will facilitate research by providing better lines of communication between collections managers and researchers, and establishing improved mechanisms for […]