Calls for Proposals
See also the separately listed Fellowship Opportunities.
Posted 8 January 2008. Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is soliciting basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). This covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. Applications are due by 30 April 2008 with some research areas due sooner.
Posted 8 January 2008. Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. The Office of Science of the Department of Energy (DOE) has a continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work program areas including Biological and Environmental Research, which has climate change research as a subcategory. The original solicitation was published by DOE on 3 September 1992 in the Federal Register (10 CFR Part 605, Final Rule). The climate change research program’s emphasis is on: (1) understanding and simulating the radiation balance from the surface of the Earth to the top of the atmosphere (including the effect of clouds, water vapor, trace gases, and aerosols); (2) enhancing and evaluating the quantitative models necessary to predict natural climatic variability and possible human-caused climate change at global and regional scales; (3) understanding and simulating both the net exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere, terrestrial systems, and the effects of climate change on the global carbon cycle; (4) understanding ecological effects of climate change; (5) improving approaches to integrated assessments of effects of, and options to mitigate, climatic change; and (6) basic research directed at understanding options for sequestering excess atmospheric carbon dioxide in terrestrial ecosystems and the ocean, including potential environmental implications of such sequestration. Applications for the current funding round are due by 30 September 2008.
Posted 8 January 2008. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics: Pan-Regional Synthesis. As the culmination of a series of National Science Foundation solicitations for the U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Program (U.S. GLOBEC), this solicitation seeks a broader understanding of climate impacts on marine ecosystems that builds upon findings from the three regional U.S. GLOBEC studies: the Northwest Atlantic, the Northeast Pacific, and the Southern Ocean. Investigators submitting proposals in response to this solicitation should focus on: (1) synthetic activities, including conceptual and analytical modeling activities that capitalize upon and integrate concepts, methods, and/or data from the prior solicitations; (2) broad-scale studies including comparisons across system types, encompassing both GLOBEC and non-GLOBEC study areas; and/or (3) the development of management strategies at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Participation of investigators new to the U.S. GLOBEC program is strongly encouraged to maximize the scope of the synthesis. Applications are due 8 January 2008.
Posted 8 January 2008. Long-term Research in Environmental Biology. Through the LTREB program, the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology encourages the submission of proposals aimed at generating extended time series of biological and environmental data that address ecological and evolutionary processes aimed at resolving important issues in environmental biology. Research areas include, but are not limited to, populations or predator-prey systems that oscillate over decades, communities of organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times, pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales, external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals, and abiotic conditions such as sea-level rise or global warming that are changing slowly but in a particular direction. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Proposals are due 9 January 2008, 9 July 2008, and 9 July annually thereafter.
Posted 8 January 2008. Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Implementation Awards. The U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) is interested in receiving grant applications for its Implementation Awards program from states and territories eligible for the program. The program is a federal-state partnership program supporting basic and applied research and development across a wide range of interdisciplinary Department Program Offices (including Biological and Environmental Research, which has climate change research as a subcategory). Applications are sought for improvement of the state's academic research infrastructure in key science and technology energy-related areas identified by the state's EPSCoR governing committee. Awards under this program are meant to support a group of scientists and researchers working on a common scientific theme across the state, and are not appropriate mechanisms to provide support for individual faculty science and technology research projects. Eligible states include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Applications are due by 25 January 2008.
Posted 8 January 2008. Cooperative Institute: Alaska and Related Arctic Research. Published in the Federal Register on 24 October 2007 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) invites applications for the establishment of a cooperative institute (CI) to conduct ecosystem and environmental research related to Alaska and its associated Arctic regions, including the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Chukchi/Beaufort Seas, and Arctic Ocean. This CI will facilitate a long-term collaborative environment between NOAA and the recipient(s) within which broad-based research, prototype development, and education and outreach capabilities that focus on the NOAA’s priorities in the Alaska and associated Arctic regions can be developed and sustained. Proposals due 24 December 2007.
Posted 22 April 2005. Funding Opportunity Announcement: NOAA Climate and Global Change Program for FY 2006. Announcement published in the Federal Register on 22 April 2005 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Letter of Intent Due Date: May 20, 2005.
Posted 13 January 2005. Research in Biogeosciences 2005 (BioGeo). The Directorate for Geosciences invites the scientific community to submit proposals to conduct innovative research into fundamental geomicrobial processes, which constitute the foundation of the biogeosciences. Full Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2005.
Posted 8 October 2004. Earth Sciences Research at the National Science Foundation [NSF]. Program solicitation from the NSF, Directorate for Geosciences, Division of Earth Sciences. "The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) supports research and education focused on understanding Earth dynamics. Deciphering the complex record of the planet's past or investigating the forces actively changing it today, EAR's research portfolio centers on the Earth's interior and terrestrial surface, including freshwater systems and interactions with the biosphere and atmosphere. Support is available for field, laboratory, and theoretical studies in any discipline of earth science including geology, geobiology, geophysics, geochemistry, geodesy, geolimnology, geomorphology, economic geology, environmental science, hydrology, paleontology, petrology, sedimentology, seismology, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, and volcanology. Given the complexity of Earth systems, multidisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and supported."
Posted 9 April 2004. Research in Biogeosciences 2004. Call for proposals from National Science Foundation. Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): April 01, 2004. (link posted 9 April 2004)
Posted 12 January 2004. NASA Graduate Student Fellowships In Earth System Science. Call for proposals issued January 2004 by NASA. New proposals due 16 March 2004. Renewal proposals due 31 May 2004.
Posted 5 July 2003. Research Announcement: New Investigator Program in Earth Science. Solicitation released by NASA on 27 May 2003. Proposals Due Date: August 15, 2003. "The New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science was established in Fiscal Year 1996 to encourage the integration of Earth system science research and education by scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers."
Posted 5 May 2003. FY 2004 Program Announcement. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate and Global Change Program, Program Announcement for Federal Agencies and Federal Joint Institutes. Due Dates: Letters of Intent are due May 16, 2003. Proposals are due July 11, 2003. See also Federal Register (5 May 2003) announcement. (link posted updated 5 May 2003)
Posted 15 April 2003. Interdisciplinary Science in the NASA Earth Science Enterprise. NASA Research Announcement NRA-03-OES-03. "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces the solicitation of proposals for researchers to participate in NASA Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) Earth Observing System (EOS) interdisciplinary research and analysis activities. Proposals should contain cross-cutting, interdisciplinary research spanning and integrating across discipline areas addressed by the Enterprise." Among the questions the ESE Research Strategy seeks answers to: "How well can cycling of carbon through the Earth system be modeled, and how reliable are predictions of future atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane by these models?" Proposals due 1 May 2003. (posted 15 April 2003)
Posted 20 April 2002. Program Announcement for Office of Global Programs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Published in the Federal Register on 8 April 2002 (Vol 67, Number 67). Letters of Intent are due May 8, 2002. Proposals are due July 8, 2002.
Posted 20 March 2001. Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Research. Notice from the US Department of Energy inviting grant applications. "The deadline for receipt of formal applications is 4:30 p.m., E.D.T., May 14, 2002, to be accepted for merit review and to permit timely consideration for award in Fiscal Year 2002 and early Fiscal Year 2003."
Posted 18 December 2001. 2002 NOAA Postdoctoral Program in Climate and Global Change. Announcement (undated, circa Dec 2001) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Application deadline is 15 January 2002.
Posted 18 December 2001. Research Announcement: Ecological Research in the Ecological Research in the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment In AMAZ‘NIA (LBA-ECO): Phase III and Opportunities in Terrestrial Ecology. NASA Research Announcement, Issued 7 December 2001. Proposals due 7 March 2002.
Posted 22 May 2001. Synthesis and Modeling Project of the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S. JGOFS) Announcement dated 2 May 2001 (NSF 01-103) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Ocean Sciences. " The purpose of this Announcement is to invite innovative research proposals to augment the ongoing Synthesis and Modeling Project (SMP) of the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S.JGOFS). As part of a multinational oceanographic effort, U.S.JGOFS has as its primary objectives (1) the determination and understanding of processes controlling the biogeochemical cycling of carbon in the ocean and (2) the prediction of response of marine biogeochemical processes to climate change. Now in its fifth year, the SMP is focussed on the resolution of major unanswered questions during the course of U.S.JGOFS and related activities and on the modeling of the global ocean carbon cycle." Deadline for proposal receipt at NSF is August 16, 2001. Award decisions will be made not later than March 1, 2002, which is the earliest possible start date.
Posted 16 May 2001. NOAA Climate and Global Change Program, Program Announcement (also available as PDF file). Request for research proposals, published in the Federal Register, Volume 66, Number 95, Pages 27070-27075, 16 May 16, 2001, by the Office of Global Programs, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. "This Program Announcement is for projects to be conducted by investigators both inside and outside of NOAA, primarily over a one, two or three year period. The NOAA Climate and Global Change Program has been approved for multi-year funding up to a three year duration. The funding instrument for extramural awards will be a grant unless it is anticipated that NOAA will be substantially involved in the implementation of the project, in which case the funding instrument should be a cooperative agreement." Letters of intent must be received at the Office of Global Programs (OGP) no later than July 2, 2001. "We anticipate that review of full proposals will occur during October and November 2001, and funding should begin during spring of 2002 for most approved projects." For further information contact: Irma duPree, Office of Global Programs; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1210, Silver Spring, MD 20910- 5603. Tel: +1 301 427 2089 ext. 107. Fax: +1 301 427 2222. Email: irma.duPree@noaa.gov.
Link Posted 17 April 2001. Announcement of Funding Opportunity to Submit Proposals for the Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Project. Notice published (20 March 2001) in the US Federal Register.
Link Posted 17 April 2001.NSF Program Announcement/Solicitation: Antarctic Research. Program announcement from the National Science Foundation. Proposal deadline is 1 June 2001.
Link Posted 23 Feb 2001. Request for Grant Applications: Assessing the Consequences of Global Change for Aquatic Ecosystems: Climate, Land Use, and UV Radiation. (announced 22 Feb 2001) This RFA was developed through a partnership between the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research & Development, Global Change Research Program and the "Science to Achieve Results" (STAR) grants program. This RFA focuses on human dimensions research and solicits applications for research that will support assessments of the consequences of global change for aquatic ecosystems and water quality. It seeks proposals that address integrative effects on aquatic ecosystems and water quality, thereby bringing together both human dimensions models and natural sciences models.