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 

Open Funding Opportunity

The Science Collaborative is currently soliciting pre-proposals for up to three-year collaborative research grants. Proposals may request up to $200,000 per year with a total budget of up to $600,000 for a three-year project. Pre-proposals are due by 11:59pm EST on December 11, 2019.

Download the RFP: 2020 Request for Collaborative Research Pre-Proposals

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Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
Phone: Maeghan Brass (734-763-0727), Lynn Vaccaro (734-763-0056)