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 request for proposals has closed and 11 projects were selected for funding. View the announcement and learn more about selected projects here.

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)