Graham Sustainability Institute

NERRS Science Collaborative Capacity Building Funding Application


NERRS Science Collaborative Capacity Building Funds are intended to enhance reserves’ capacity to develop and submit high-quality collaborative research and catalyst proposals. 

Each reserve has the opportunity to receive a one-time Capacity Building award for up to $10,000 between 2020 and 2023. Reserves may opt to pool resources with other reserves such that the total award amount exceeds $10,000. They may also use portions of their allocation for multiple efforts, but the total for each reserve should not exceed $10,000.

Applications are no longer being accepted on a rolling basis and will instead be reviewed annually every April. The next deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2022 and the last deadline is April 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed in April, and funding decisions made in May. Capacity building activities should occur over a 12-month period.

Details for developing an application can be found in the NERRS Science Collaborative Capacity Building Funding Guidance.


Prior to beginning the web application process, please note:

  • A UM Account or Friend Account is required to use this form. For information on creating a Friend Account, click here. If you have a Friend Account but have forgotten the password, you may request a password reset here.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email