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 2022 Request for Collaborative Research Pre-Proposals. Proposals may request up to $200,000 per year, for up to two years. The total budget may not exceed $400,000 for a two-year project. 

Pre-proposals, including a five-page narrative, budget estimate, and appendices, must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. 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: 2022 Request for Collaborative Research Proposals, updated 10/13/21

Begin your application

Resources for Developing Pre-Proposals:

Additional Proposal Development Resources:

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


Resources for Developing Full Proposals (From the 2021 RFP - For Reference Only)

These resources are only needed for the full proposal and will be updated in February of 2022 for the current grant competition. These documents are provided as reference and are not needed for developing pre-proposals.