The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative supports end user driven collaborative research projects and integrated assessments that adopt a collaborative approach to design and implementation to meet a reserve management need. For more information on the current management needs of individual reserves, see the 2017 Reserve Management Needs.
Collaborative Research - Generating science that informs decisions
Maximum Award: $250,000 per year, for up to 2 years
Collaborative research grants provide an opportunity to conduct new research, investigate, and characterize a natural resource problem, and inform management. Collaborative research projects can use social and/or natural science research approaches. Research projects must address an identified management need for one or several reserves that are participating in the project.
Maximum Award: $250,000 total, for up to 2 years
The 2017 call for proposals is now closed and the review process is underway. Awards will be announced at the end of the summer.
- 2017 Request for Pre-Proposals – Collaborative Research Project track (PDF)
- 2017 Request for Pre-Proposals – Integrated Assessment track (PDF)
- 2017 Request for Pre-Proposals – Q&A (PDF) last updated 1/18/2017
- Summary of Research & Integrated Assessment Proposal Review Process (PDF)
Proposal Development Resources
- Characterizing end users – A tool for collaborative research projects (docx)
- Characterizing end users and stakeholders – A tool for integrated assessments (docx)
- An Integrated Assessment Primer (PDF)
- Engaging end users webinar summary – Working iteratively to produce usable science (PDF)
- Reflections on engaging end users – A tool with key considerations for engaging end users (docx)
Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
Phone: Maeghan Brass (734-763-0727) or Melissa Zaksek (734-763-0034)