Herbarium curation and digitization projects have been funded over the years through a series of government and private sources. Each grant supported staff and resources to integrate new collections into the herbarium or digitize large portions of the collection.
In 2010, The National Science Foundation began the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program. This initiative funds all types of natural history collections around the United States to digitize their collections. The New York Botanical Garden is currently involved in a number of these projects, called Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs), that are designed to fund multiple institutions to digitize collections that could be used to answer important research questions.
Partnership to the Existing New England Vascular Plant Network for Collections at the New York Botanical Garden
NSF Award #1502452
Digitization TCN: Collaborative: The Microfungi Collections Consortium: A Networked Approach to Digitizing Small Fungi with Large Impacts on the Function and Health of Ecosystems
NSF Award #1502699
Documenting the Occurrence through Space and Time of Aquatic Non-indigenous Fish, Mollusks, Algae, and Plants Threatening North America's Great Lakes
NSF Award #1408974
CSBR: Natural History: Expansion of the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium to Incorporate Newly Acquired Specimens and Improve Curation
NSF Award #1348920
The Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium: Accessing 150 Years of Specimen Data to Understand Changes in the Marine/Aquatic Environment
NSF Award #1304933
The Macrofungi Collection Consortium: Unlocking a Biodiversity Resource for Understanding Biotec Interactions, Nutrient Cycling and Human Affairs
NSF Award #1206197
North American Lichens and Bryophytes - Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change
NSF Award #1115086
Dimensions US-BIOTA-Sao Paulo: Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach
NSF Award #1241127
Plants, Herbivores, and Parasitoids: A Model System for the Study of Tri-trophic Associations
NSF Award #1115104
These projects have been completed and all digitized specimen records are available via the Virtual Herbarium.
Digitization of Caribbean Plants and Fungi in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
NSF Award #1053290
Catalogue of legume specimens in The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium, Part 2: The Barneby Digital Monograph and Specimen Catalogue
NSF Award #0955567. The Barneby Legume Catalog combined digitization of both herbarium specimens and species descriptions from Barneby's extensive monographs.
Incorporation of the Kohlmeyer Herbarium of Marine Fungi into the William and LYnda Steere Herbarium. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Award MA-05-0504-10.
Collaborative Digitization of New York Botanical Garden Herbarium Specimens from Amazonian Brazil
NSF Award #0749751
Catalogue of Vascular Plant Specimens from Brazil, Part 2: Central and Northeastern States
NSF Award #0543335
An international project to digitize all type specimens from herbaria around the world. Funded by the Mellon Foundation.
A Catalogue of Vascular Plant Specimens from Eastern Brazil: a Tool for Conservation and Brazilian Floristics
NSF Award #9987500
New York Botanical Garden Type Specimen Catalog: Macrofungi
NSF Award #0346293
Collaborative Research: Rapid Digital Specimen Image and Data Capture: A Web Services Solution
NSF Award #0345225
The New York Botanical Garden American Bryophyte Catalog. Phase II. Central America, Mexico, and the West Indies
NSF Award #0096595
Incorporation of the Tulane University Fungus Collection into the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
NSF Award #9987371
The New York Botanical Garden North American Bryophyte Catalog, Phase II. The Mosses of the Contiguous United States
NSF Award #9876747
Development of a Catalogue of North American Bryophytes at the New York Botanical Garden
NSF Award #9987371