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Assembling the Tree of Life

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
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National Science Foundation, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Headquarters
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  • Original Grant - Dec 1, 2004
Applications Due:

Mar 28, 2005

total funding: $29,000,000
max award: $0
min award: $0
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 3
type of funding: Grant
Description:

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 announces its intention to continue support of 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.

Who can apply:

Unrestricted

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Geosciences
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

More Information:

NSF Publication 05-523

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