National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Grant Opportunity for USGS Preservation Activities

For USGS employees only.

Proposals are due March 7, 2016

Proposals are being accepted by the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) for USGS data preservation activities. Annually, funds are made available to USGS participants for activities focusing on preservation of geoscience materials, including physical conservation, digital cataloging, and data dissemination to enhance discovery and use of USGS resources. In FY 2016, approximately $150,000 is available for allocation to USGS data preservation projects through a competitive proposal process.

The NGGDPP was established and authorized in Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, addressing the need to preserve, catalog, and provide access to geological and geophysical data for scientific research and economic development to benefit the Nation. The intent of this request for proposals is to ensure the preservation and exposure of valuable USGS assets to encourage their use in scientific investigations. USGS personnel may request funds to inventory, preserve, archive, digitize, and modernize geologic, geophysical, and engineering data, maps, notebooks, publications, well logs, aerial photographs, and samples.

To apply, please download and follow the directions provided in the FY 2016 Request for Proposals for USGS Data Preservation Activities.

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