U.S. NSF's 4th PEET announcement

Rodman, James E jrodman at NSF.GOV
Tue Aug 15 13:06:51 CDT 2000

Special Competition in Systematic Biology (NSF 00-140).
        In partnership with academic institutions, botanical gardens,
freshwater and marine institutes, and natural history museums, the U.S.
National Science Foundation seeks to enhance taxonomic research and help
prepare future generations of experts. NSF announces its Special
Competition, Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET), to
support competitively reviewed research projects that target groups of
poorly known organisms for modern monographic research. Projects must train
new taxonomists (minimally two per project) and must translate current
expertise into electronic databases and other products with broad
accessibility to the scientific community and the public.
        Projects designed for 5 years of effort are encouraged, with yearly
budgets not to exceed $150,000 (direct plus indirect costs), or $750,000
total. Standard components of taxonomic monography - species description and
diagnosis, geographic or host distributions, scientific nomenclature,
identification keys, illustration - are expected in all projects; training
of two students and computerization activities are also required. NSF
anticipates making 10-20 awards in Fiscal Year 2001 in this Special
Competition, contingent upon availability of funds and quality of proposals
received; future competitions, in odd-numbered years, will likely adhere to
similar outcomes.
        Proposals must be submitted via the FastLane system for a March 1,
2001 deadline; please note the requirement for full electronic submission
through FastLane. Information about the PEET Special Competition is
available from the NSF website (www.nsf.gov) in PEET announcement NSF 00-140


Dr. James E. Rodman
Program Director, Systematic Biology
Division of Environmental Biology, Rm 635
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

(voice) 703-292-8481, x7184
(fax) 703-292-9064
jrodman at nsf.gov (e-mail)

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