New ATOL Announcement - Note the new date!

Gerald Stinger Guala stinger at FAIRCHILDGARDEN.ORG
Mon Dec 8 18:28:05 CST 2003


This note is to draw your attention to the new and updated program announcement  for the "Assembling the Tree of Life" program at the US National Science Foundation.  The program anticipates commitment of aproximately $13 million in 2004.  A synopsis of the program and links to the new announcement are below.  Please contact Dr. Gerald Guala (AToL Working Group Chair) or an appropriate cognizant program officer (listed below) for more information.  

NOTE: The new deadline for submission of proposals is March 05, 2004 

You can see the program announcement at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?ods_key=nsf04526 
Also see the AToL home page at: http://www.nsf.gov/bio/progdes/bioatol.htm

 
US National Science Foundation

ASSEMBLING THE TREE OF LIFE (AToL) 

Synopsis of Program: 

A flood of new information, from whole-genome sequences to detailed structural information to inventories of earth's biota, is transforming 21st century biology. Along with comparative data on morphology, fossils, development, behavior, and interactions of all forms of life on earth, these new data streams make even more critical the need for an organizing framework for information retrieval, analysis, and prediction. Phylogeny, the genealogical map for all lineages of life on earth, provides an overall framework to facilitate information retrieval and biological prediction. Currently, single investigators or small teams of researchers are studying the evolutionary pathways of heredity usually concentrating on phylogenetic groups of modest size. Assembly of a framework phylogeny, or Tree of Life, for all 1.7 million described species requires a greatly magnified effort by large teams working across institutions and disciplines. This is the overall goal of the Assembling the Tree of Life activity. The National Science Foundation invites research proposals from multidisciplinary teams to conduct creative and innovative research that will resolve phylogenetic relationships for large groups of organisms on the Tree of Life. Teams of investigators also will be supported for projects in data acquisition, analysis, algorithm development and dissemination in computational phylogenetics and phyloinformatics.

Cognizant Program Officer(s):

Gerald F. Guala, Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Biological Infrastructure, 615 N, telephone: (703) 292-8470, fax: (703) 292-9063, email: gguala at nsf.gov <mailto:gguala at nsf.gov>

James E. Rodman, Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Environmental Biology, 635 N, telephone: (703) 292-8481, fax: (703) 292-9064, email: jrodman at nsf.gov <mailto:jrodman at nsf.gov>

James B. Woolley, Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Environmental Biology, 635 N, telephone: (703) 292-8133, fax: (703) 292-9064, email: jwoolley at nsf.gov <mailto:jwoolley at nsf.gov>

Judith E. Plesset, Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Integrative Biology & Neuroscience, 685 S, telephone: (703) 292-8417, fax: (703) 292-9153, email: jplesset at nsf.gov <mailto:jplesset at nsf.gov>

Matthew D. Kane, Program Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, 655 S, telephone: (703) 292-7186, fax: (703) 292-9061, email: mkane at nsf.gov <mailto:mkane at nsf.gov>

H. Richard Lane, Program Director, Directorate for Geosciences, Division of Earth Sciences, 785 S, telephone: (703) 292-8551, email: hlane at nsf.gov <mailto:hlane at nsf.gov>

Mark L. Weiss, Program Director/Cluster Coordinator, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, 995 N, telephone: (703) 292-7321, fax: (703) 292-9068, email: mweiss at nsf.gov <mailto:mweiss at nsf.gov>

Sylvia Spengler, Program Director, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, 1175 N, telephone: (703) 292-8936, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: sspengle at nsf.gov <mailto:sspengle at nsf.gov>

Mitra Basu, Program Director, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations, 1160 N, telephone: (703) 292-8910, fax: (703) 292-9059, email: mbasu at nsf.gov <mailto:mbasu at nsf.gov>



Gerald F. Guala, Ph.D.
Program Director
Biological Databases and Informatics
National Science Foundation
Division of Biological Infrastructure 
Suite 615N
4201 Wilson Boulevard             
Arlington, VA 22230
Tel. 703-292-8470
Fax. 703-292-9063




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