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Apply NOW for a Sequencing Grant

Awards start in early February 2021.

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  1. Register: Make sure your sequencing project is registered  (if not, learn how to start and register a new sequencing project).
  2. Survey: Fill out a Sequencing Project Update and Leader Survey. A new survey must be submitted after January 10, 2021 before an application will be considered.  
  3. Apply: Fill out the short, online Sequencing Grant Application.

    - Successful applicants will be notified by email. You will be asked to order the free Grant Package (tubes and field data slips) in the FunDiS Shop.

Grant criteria

Higher priority will be given to

    • Projects whose leaders volunteer for FunDiS.
    • Projects that have already successfully sequenced specimens.
    • Projects that have already successfully vouchered specimens in registered fungaria.
    • Projects that have never received a FunDiS grant before (either first or second leader).
    • Projects in regions not covered by another FunDiS project.
    • Projects in undercollected areas.
    • Projects working on a conserved property or habitat, with the support of its management, especially if it is a threatened habitat or hosts “listed” plants or animals.
    • Projects that have secured collecting permits in national or state parks or other protected areas.
    • Projects with mycologists or parataxonomists who are helping the project.
    • Group or club projects that engage multiple people, especially newcomers.
    • Consolidated projects (statewide or regional) that share knowledge and other resources.

 

Lower priority will be given to

    • Individual projects in geographic areas with an active FunDiS project.
    • Multiple projects within clubs, parks or classrooms (unless the area is especially large, like a state or region).
    • Project leaders or second leaders who have received three or more grants before.

    • Grants are not available for academic or government research as other funding is generally available to them. They are encouraged to have a FunDiS project and purchase PAID sequences.

 

Number of sequences per grant

  • Number of sequences awarded depends on criteria above and responses to the Project Update and Leader Survey.
  • Projects without prior grants or demonstrable expertise will be awarded 5 or 15 sequences. 
  • Projects with more experienced leaders, good track records on prior NAMP/FunDiS grants, and/or more engagement by a club, a mycologist or parataxonomist may be awarded more sequences (30 or in rare cases 50).

Successfully completed grants

  • We consider grants compete when all samples are received by our Sequence Coordinator before your grant’s expiration date.

 

Expiration dates for grants

Grants awarded in 2020
  • For grants of 5 sequences awarded in 2020, specimens must be received for sequencing by January 31, 2021; otherwise the grant will be reallocated to another project. 
  • For grants of 15 or more sequences awarded September-November 2020, specimens must be received for sequencing by August 31, 2021; otherwise the grant will be reallocated to another project.

Grants awarded in 2021
  • For grants of 5 sequences awarded in 2021: if specimens are received by May 31, 2021, and the protocols were followed, an additional 15 sequences will be provided. Start gently and keep going!
  • For grants awarded in February, 2021, specimens must be received for sequencing by November 30, 2021; otherwise the grant will be reallocated to another project.

Sequencing grant applications are available NOW, with awards starting in early February.

See Other Funding Options to discover ways to increase the number of collections your project can get sequenced.



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