Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (Thematic Collections Networks )
Budgets for TCN proposals should reflect the scope of work proposed and should not exceed four years in duration
Thematic Collections Network (TCN) proposals will be submissions for two-to-four year awards to digitize existing specimens based on a particular research theme. This research theme may be a grand challenge for biodiversity, a part of a grand challenge, or another important research theme requiring information from existing collections. Specimens to be digitized should be of critical importance to the research theme and the criteria for the specimen assessment should be indicated in the proposal.