Thursday, May 27, 2010

BLM-WA Migratory Bird Monitoring and Inventory, Sandy, Oregon

This project will support long term monitoring of bird populations and demographics which will in turn provide valuable information to federal agencies in making future land management decisions.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: June 7, 2010

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Native Plants Conservation Initiative Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals for the Native Plant Conservation Initiative grants cycle.

The NPCI grant program is conducted in cooperation with the Plant Conservation Alliance, a partnership between the foundation, ten federal agencies, and more than 270 non-governmental organizations.

There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefit according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and to the Plant Conservation Alliance strategies for plant conservation. In 2010, NPCI is particularly interested in projects that focus on the effects of climate change. Projects that include a pollinator conservation component are also encouraged.

Amount: Varies

Date due: July 1, 2010

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Science Education Partnership Award

National Center for Research Resources encourages applications to its Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community's understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities.

Amount: $250,000

Date due: June 22, 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Pulling Together Initiative

Administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Pulling Together Initiative seeks proposals designed to help control invasive plant species, mostly through the work of public/private partnerships such as Cooperative Weed Management Areas. PTI grants provide an opportunity to initiate working partnerships and demonstrate successful collaborative efforts such as the development of permanent funding sources for Weed Management Areas.

To be competitive, a project must prevent, manage, or eradicate invasive and noxious plants through a coordinated program of public/private partnerships; and increase public awareness of the adverse impacts of invasive and noxious plants.

Amount: Varies

Date due: June 30, 2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Instrumentation & Facilities Program Grants (NSF)

The Instrumentation and Facilities Program in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR/IF) supports meritorious requests for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas supported by the division. EAR/IF will consider proposals for acquisition or upgrade of research equipment that will advance laboratory and field investigations, and student research training opportunities in the earth sciences. The maximum request is $750,000. The maximum request for upgrade of research group computing facilities is $75,000.

EAR/IF will consider proposals for development of new instrumentation, analytical techniques, or software that will extend current research and research training capabilities in the earth sciences. EAR/IF will consider proposals for support of national or regional multiuser facilities that will make complex and expensive instruments or systems of instruments broadly available to the Earth sciences research and student communities. EAR/IF will consider proposals for support for early career investigators to facilitate expedient operation of new research infrastructure proposed by the next generation of leaders in the Earth Sciences. This opportunity allows for submission of a proposal for Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment that includes budget line items associated with support of a new full-time technician who will be dedicated to manage the instrument(s) being requested. Any request for technical support under this opportunity is limited to 3 years' duration and a declining schedule of maximum annual funding as follows. Support is available through grants or cooperative agreements awarded in response to investigator-initiated proposals.

Amount: $750,000

Due date: July 19, 2010

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