Program Summary

Program Summary

The CSBR program provides funds: (1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; (2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and (3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

Application Limits

Application Limits

UIC is limited to three submissions overall and one submission per individual collection.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
June 2, 2014
UIC Internal Competition
N/A
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
August 11, 2014

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will be posted if necessary.

eLOI Form & Instructions 

  1. Download the file directly to your computer or to a disk, right click on the link, then select "save link as" or "save target as" from the dropdown options.
  2. Open eLOI.
  3. Position the hand pointer inside a form field and click.
    • To accept the field change and go to the next field, press Tab or use your mouse to click on the next form field.
    • To accept the field change and go to the previous field, press Shift + Tab or use your mouse to click on the previous form field.
  4. Complete the form fields.
  5. After completing the form, click “Save” then click “Submit to RDS@uic.edu”.

Letter of Intent (LOI): eLOI Form (Fillable PDF*)

*Please note:

  • Fields highlighted in red are required to successfully submit the form.
  • Do not print then submit scanned version of e-LOI via email.

Please contact Tony Halford at ahalford@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.