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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.

Funding Redwood Research

Researchers Garth Hodgson and Hartwell Welsh pay particular attention to tiny amphibians in their League-funded research study.

Research Grant Pre-proposals are due before 6 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 27, 2013. 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 Friday, December 6, 2013.

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 2013. Previously funded topics include:

  • Forest restoration
  • Species interactions
  • Climate change
  • Fire
  • Wildlife
  • Invasive species
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Demography
  • Rare and threatened Species
  • Microbial ecology
  • Genetics
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Water cycling
  • Disease ecology
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant structure and function
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Disturbance

Questions? Please contact Richard Campbell, Conservation Science Manager, at (415) 820-5826 or Science@SaveTheRedwoods.org.

Pre-proposal Instructions

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 Science@SaveTheRedwoods.org by 6 p.m. PDT on September 27, 2013. 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 27, 2013
Proposal notifications sent October 8, 2013
Complete application for invited proposals due 6 p.m. PDT on December 6, 2013
Grant award notifications sent January 15, 2014
Grant funding availability March 31, 2014

Application Eligibility

  • 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 2014.
Mazanitas

Redwood Forest Edges Offer Habitat for Evolution

Though common in chaparral, manzanitas can also eke out a living on the edges of coast redwood forests. A recent study funded by Save the Redwoods League explored the differences between coastal versions of this sturdy red-barked shrub and their more sun-loving cousins. Learn more about this research.