June 16, 2011

Grant to Help Fund Digitization of Collections

The National Science Foundation has announced a $5 million grant for "Digitization TCN: InvertNet--An Integrative Platform for Research on Environmental Change, Species Discovery and Identification."  The project will develop new ways to digitize, collate, and serve specimen and collections data for 56 million specimens across 22 midwest arthropod collections. KU's portion of the grant will be $210,000. Andrew Short, curator of entomology, is one of 14 primary investigators involved in the grant.