Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF Biological Research Collections (BRC)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation’s Biological Research Collections (BRC) 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.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, May 2, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) the taxonomic breadth of the collection, 2) the scientific value of the collection, and 3) education and outreach activities using the collection.



MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

July 25, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in the life sciences. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at