Collaborative Research Grants

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Collaborative Research

Generating new science to inform decisions

Collaborative research projects conduct new applied science through an end user driven, collaborative process that results in research, data, tools, or other products that will inform decision making related to a reserve management need. Collaborative research projects can use social and/or natural science research approaches and must have a well-defined research question that the project is designed to answer. To learn more about recent projects browse the project catalog: Collaborative Research Projects 

Collaborative Research Grants

The Science Collaborative is currently accepting pre-proposals in response to the 2021 Request for Collaborative Research Pre-Proposals. Proposals may request up to $200,000 per year, for up to three years. The total budget may not exceed $600,000 for a three-year project.

Pre-proposals, including a five page narrative, budget estimate and appendices, must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Pre-proposals are a mandatory step in the application process and will be used to determine which applicants are invited to submit full proposals.

Download the RFP: 2021 Request for Collaborative Research Proposals 

Begin Your Application

References for Developing Pre-Proposals:

Additional Proposal Development Resources:

Guidance and Templates for Developing Full Proposals (From the 2020 RFP - For Reference Only)

These templates are only needed for full proposals and will be updated in February 2021 for the current grant competition. These documents are provided as references only and are not needed for developing pre-proposals

Questions about this RFP

Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
Email: NERRS-info@umich.edu
Phone: Lynn Vaccaro (734-763-0056) or Jen Read (734-769-8898)