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NERRS Science Collaborative Capacity Building Funding Application

NERRS Science Collaborative Capacity Building Funding Application

Application Deadline

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.

The final deadline to submit an application is April 3, 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.

  • You will receive a confirmation email the first time you successfully upload and save your application. The email will include the link you may use to return to your application and make edits until the deadline. Your saved application will be automatically submitted at 11:59pm EDT on April 3, 2023. If you do not receive a confirmation email after the first time you save your application, your proposal was not saved properly and you should resave or contact us directly at

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