Collaborative Science Catalyst Grants

The Science Collaborative is currently soliciting proposals for one-year collaborative science catalyst grants. Catalyst grants support activities that advance collaborative science by: facilitating the development of new, collaborative science ideas; amplifying or enhancing existing collaborative research; or synthesizing NERRS System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP) data for a regional or national application. All proposals must adopt an end user driven approach and meet a reserve management need. Applicants may draw on both the social sciences and physical/natural sciences to meet the goals of this RFP.

The Science Collaborative is interested in funding a variety of catalyst projects with awards ranging between $75,000 and $250,000 for these one-year projects. Budgets of $250,000 are expected to be most appropriate for multi-reserve projects.

2018 Collaborative Science Catalyst Request for Proposals (updated 1/16/18)

    The application is a two-step process:

    1. Mandatory letters of intent are due by 11:59pm EST on December 8, 2017.
    2. Proposals are due by 11:59pm EST on February 21, 2018.

    Both letters and proposals should be uploaded through the application system using the "Apply Now" button below.

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    RFP Question & Answer 

    References and Templates for Proposals

    Proposal Development Resources


    Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
    Phone: Maeghan Brass (734-763-0727), Lynn Vaccaro (734-763-0056)