Research Grant Application Guidelines
Save the Redwoods League supports basic and applied hypothesis-driven research on the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests.
Research Grant Pre-proposals are due before 6 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. See Pre-proposal Instructions for submission information. If your Pre-proposal is selected by our review committee for further consideration, a complete application with full proposal is due on Monday, November 21, 2016.
Save the Redwoods League funds research that deepens our understanding of how to protect redwood forests in a changing environment. Proposals on all topics that advance redwood forest science to inform conservation and restoration are welcome in 2016. Previously funded topics include:
- Forest restoration
- Species interactions
- Climate change
- Invasive species
- Nutrient cycling
- Rare and threatened Species
- Microbial ecology
- Carbon sequestration
- Water cycling
- Disease ecology
- Plant physiology
- Plant structure and function
- Aquatic ecology
Both new and recurring applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss proposed research in advance of Pre-proposal submission. Please contact Emily Burns, Director of Science & Education, at eburns@SaveTheRedwoods.org or (415) 820-5808 to discuss research ideas and questions about the Research Grant Program.
Please provide a two-page pre-proposal (excluding references) that addresses the following questions:
- What is the compelling research question?
- What methodology will be used to answer this question?
- What will we learn about redwood forests if we fund the research?
- How will the proposed research support the League’s conservation mission to protect, restore, and steward redwood forests?
- Is additional funding available to support this research?
- Who is the primary investigator and what is their background in the field?
Submit the Pre-proposal via email to our review committee at eburns@SaveTheRedwoods.org by 6 p.m. PDT on September 27, 2016. If your proposal is selected for further consideration, you will be invited to submit a complete grant application with full proposal.
|RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM||IMPORTANT DATES|
|Pre-proposals due||6 p.m. PDT on September 27, 2016|
|Proposal notifications sent||October 5, 2016|
|Complete application for invited proposals due||6 p.m. PDT on November 21, 2016|
|Grant award notifications sent||December 20, 2016|
|Grant funding availability||March 1, 2017|
- We only accept applications from nonprofit organizations (including universities and public agencies) as described in 26 USC Section 170(b) (1) (A) [other than clauses (vii) and (viii)] and not from individuals.
- Funding requests should not exceed $25,000 and matching funds are encouraged.
- The League does not fund indirect costs.
- Past grant recipients must have submitted an annual progress report or final report for all previous League grants in order to be eligible for funding in the current grant cycle.