Webinar: NSF Funding Opportunities for Scientific Collections

September 10, 2021
October 4, 2021




Program directors from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will present a virtual webinar discussing funding opportunities for scientific collections. This learning session will explore recent structural changes to NSF programs that support collections and how these might impact the community.

There will also be a discussion of new opportunities that currently exist or may be available in the future.

The program will start with a presentation from NSF program directors responsible for collections-related programs at the agency followed by an opportunity for the community to ask questions.


  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
  • Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN)
  • Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance)
  • Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
  • United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN).


  • Reed Beaman, Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • Peter McCartney, Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • Roland Roberts, Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • Moderator: Jyotsna Pandey, AIBS, NSC Alliance, and BCoN.