NE CSC Announces FY 15 Funding Opportunity

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Northeast Climate Science Center is seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC science priorities. The deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is June 17, 2014.

 

Northeast Climate Science Center FY 15 Science Priorities

Statements of Interest (SOIs) will be accepted under the following three topics:

1) Science Theme 3: Climate impacts on freshwater resources and ecosystems.
Priority 1. Effects of Climate Change on Hydrologic Regimes, Ecological Flows, and Aquatic Connectivity

2) Science Theme 5: Ecosystem vulnerability and species response to climate variability and change.
Priority 2. Species Intrinsic Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change

3) Science Theme 6: Impacts of climate variability and change on cultural resources.
Priority 3. Effects of climate change on the sustainability of cultural resources, including approaches that utilize traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), human dimensions, and adaptation strategies

 

Details

Eligible Applicants: Only members of the Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Consortium and USGS centers, field stations and laboratories may submit proposals in response to this Funding Opportunity. Other parties may participate on funded projects via subawards.

Estimated Available Funds: Approximately $450,000 - $500,000 may be available to fund projects that support NE CSC science priorities in Fiscal Year 2015; Individual project funds will not exceed a total of $150,000.

Project Duration: Not to exceed 24 months

For additional background information on the full RFP and FY15 priorities, complete information on how to apply, and criteria for proposal evaluation go to:  https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/ResearchFunds

 

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

 

Timeline:

Deadline for submission of Statements of Interest...........................June 17, 2014
Applicants Notified and Full Proposals Requested....................................August 1, 2014
Deadline for Invited Full Proposals.......................................................October 10, 2014
Applicants Notified of Intent to Award..................................................December 15, 2014

For more details on the funding opportunity or to submit a Statement of Interest, please click here.

 

Learn more

The NE CSC will host a Question-and-Answer Session pertaining to this solicitation on:

Friday, May 9th at 1-2pm ET

Teleconference: 703-648-4848; Toll Free: 1-855-547-8255  

Access code: 17236#

At the time of the call, please also join the Webex: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?ED=280751572&UID=498188377&RT=MiMxMQ%3...

Additional questions? Please contact:  
Dr. Mary J. Ratnaswamy, Director, DOI NE CSC, (413) 545-3424; mratnaswamy@usgs.gov
Dr. Michelle D. Staudinger, Science Coordinator, DOI NE CSC, (413) 577-1318; mstaudinger@usgs.gov

See the attached announcement for full details.