Research Funding Opportunity from Northeast Climate Science Center

Friday, May 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Interior Northeast, South Central, and Southwest Climate Science Centers (CSCs) are seeking proposals for FY 2014. Proposals are invited for projects that support CSC science priorities.


 
Eligible Applicants:  Only the following may submit proposals in response to this Funding Opportunity:

  • Institutions that are either Host Institutions or Consortium Members for the requesting DOI CLIMATE SCIENCE CENTER and
  • USGS centers, field stations, laboratories, Cooperative Research Units, etc.

Each proposal must have a Principal Investigator (PI) from an eligible entity.  Parties from other organizations (Federal, State, Tribal, or other) can participate (and receive funds via sub-award from the Principal Investigator) but the proposal submitter and PI must be an eligible applicant, as described above. Non-eligible applicants are encouraged to establish working partnerships with one of the recognized eligible applicants to seek participation as part of a project lead by a CSC/university consortium or USGS PI.
 
Timeline:
Deadline for submission of Statements of Interest…………………………………….June 25, 2013
Applicants Notified and Full Proposals Requested……………………………………..July 23
Invited Full Proposals Due………………………………………………………………………….August 21
Applicants Notified of Intent to Award………………………………………………………October 15
 
For more details on the funding opportunity or to submit a Statement of Interest, please click here.

 

NE CSC FY 14 Science Priorities

Priority 1. Effects of climate change and variability on the Great Lakes with implications for sustainable fisheries, adaptive management and restoration of Great Lakes ecosystems

Priority 2. Effects of climate change and surrounding land-use practices on freshwater wetland biogeochemistry, hydrology, ecology, and vulnerability, including impacts to wetland-dependent biota and alterations to ecosystem services

Priority 3. Effects of climate change on the sustainability of cultural resources, including approaches that utilize traditional ecological knowledge, human dimensions, and adaptation strategies

 

Northeast Climate Science Center Consortium Institutions (Consortium contacts):

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Minnesota
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Columbia University
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • University of Missouri Columbia

 

Evaluation Criteria and Considerations

  • Applicability to one or more NE CSC science priority need (relevance/applicability)
  • Scientific merit and quality of the research (scientific design)
  • Engagement of stakeholders, decision makers, and research entities (partnerships)
  • Potential for cross CSC collaboration (national program applicability)
  • Leveraging of science needs, funds, and/or science capacity and collaboration

 

Learn more

The NE CSC will host two Question‐and‐Answer Sessions pertaining to this solicitation:

Monday, June 10, 2013, 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Phone: (703-648-4848), code (17236#)
Webinar Meeting: NE CSC FY14 RFP Q&A Session 1
Meeting number:  716 214 299
Meeting password: This meeting does not require a password (leave this field blank)
To register for this webinar meeting (registration is required) go to: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED=202212527&UID=498188377&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Phone: (703-648-4848), code (17236#)
Webinar Meeting: NE CSC FY14 RFP Q&A Session 2
Meeting number: 719 748 512
Meeting password: This meeting does not require a password (leave this field blank)
To register for this webinar meeting (registration is required) go to:  https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED=202213647&UID=498188377&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D