The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science - Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-SIGEO) supports research associated with the CTFS-SIGEO network of Forest Dynamics Plots. A new round of research grants will be awarded in 2013. The majority of the CTFS-SIGEO research grants will fall in the $2,000-$15,000 range.
The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to utilize existing Forest Dynamics Plots and to conduct research with scientists associated with these plots. Topics can range from working directly in one of the plots, analyzing data, or generating complementary data that strengthens CTFS-SIGEO programs. Funding is restricted to expenses directly related to field research, laboratory research, and data analysis. Examples of eligible expenses include travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, and research assistance. Funds are not available for salary and/or fringe benefits of the applicant, tuition, non-project personnel, or travel to meetings. In addition, the grants program will NOT support indirect costs for institutional support. Priority will be given to early career researchers, researchers with less access to other institutional funds, and to projects that include multiple sites.
The deadline for applications is 15 June, 2013.
For more information, please go to the website: http://www.sigeo.si.edu/Grants. Applications MUST follow grant requirements as outlined at that website.