Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET)

Status: Archived

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Special Biennial Competition in Systematic Biology


In partnership with academic institutions, botanical gardens, freshwater and marine institutes, and natural history museums, the National Science Foundation seeks to enhance taxonomic research and help prepare future generations of experts. Through this Special Biennial Competition in Systematic Biology, NSF will support competitively reviewed projects that target groups of poorly known organisms for modern monographic research. Projects must train new taxonomists (two per project minimally) and must translate current expertise into electronic databases and other products with broad accessibility to the scientific community.

Program contacts

Maureen Kearney (703) 292-7187 BIO/DEB
Rafael O. de Sa (703) 292-7836
Timothy Collins (703) 292-8480
Susan L. Perkins (703) 292-4821

Awards made through this program

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