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

    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.

    Apply Now

    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)