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 25, 2012. 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, December 3, 2012.
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 2012. 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
Questions? Please contact Emily Burns, Director of Science, at (415) 362-2352 or Science@SaveTheRedwoods.org.
Please provide a two-page pre-proposal 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 Science@SaveTheRedwoods.org by 6 p.m. PDT on September 25, 2012. Receipt of the Pre-proposal will be acknowledged by email within 24 hours of submission. 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 25, 2012|
|Proposal notifications sent||October 4, 2012|
|Complete application for invited proposals due||6 p.m. PDT on December 3, 2012|
|Grant award notifications sent||January 15, 2013|
|Grant funding availability||March 31, 2013|
- 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 $15,000 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 2012.
Disturbances Benefit Giant Sequoias
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