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Plant Genome Comparative Sequencing Program (PGCSP)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The goal of this program is to support the development of genome sequence resources that would contribute to a conceptual framework for the interpretation of the structure, function and evolution of genomes of economically important plants. Projects are solicited that focus on a biological question that is enabled by the proposed sequence resources and was unanswerable with existing resources. Proposers must provide clear justification for the plant or plants selected and the type of resource to be generated. Projects should also advance the goals of the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP).

Types of sequence resource to be supported include, but are not limited to, whole genome sequences of varying coverage, survey sequences (including gene-enriched and end sequences of large insert clones), as well as Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs). Plant sequencing targets may include, but are not limited to, key nodes of plants in the tree of Life, members of a specific taxon, genus or family, or intraspecific populations.

Program contacts

All email correspondence regarding PGCSP should be sent to cswg@nsf.gov.
Jane Silverthorne
cswg@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470
Rita A. Teutonico
cswg@nsf.gov (703) 292-8440
Gary Thompson
cswg@nsf.gov (703) 292-8423
Saran Twombly
cswg@nsf.gov (703) 292-8133

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