Science Transfer Grants

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Science Transfer

​Promoting the use of science

Science transfer grants provide opportunities for sharing information and techniques within and beyond the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Projects leverage existing research and identify new opportunities to put science to work for the benefit of coastal communities and ecosystems. Examples of science transfer activities include summarizing monitoring data for a new application, developing new K-12 curriculum or teacher workshops, or adapting a successful climate planning technique for use in a new region.

Science transfer grants can be used to foster collaboration and a transfer of knowledge within a reserve, across reserves, or between reserves and key partners, such as land use planners, K-12 teachers, or state agency personnel. Projects must be developed in collaboration with at least one of the reserve sites in NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System and connect to one of the Science Collaborative focus areas. In addition, the project design should include meaningful opportunities for collaboration and feedback from all participants and intended users. Science transfer funding is not intended to support research activities and/or new data collection, except for the purpose of a needs assessment or evaluation. 

To learn more about recent projects, review the example projects described in the webinar video clip below or browse the project catalog: Science Transfer Projects

Science Transfer Grants

Proposals for the 2022 competition were due on Thursday, February 24, 2022See the Catalyst/Science Transfer 2023 page for information on the next competition.


Questions about this RFP

Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:

Email: nerrs-info@umich.edu
Phone: Maeghan Brass (734-763-0727), Nick Soberal (734-763-0034)


Project Examples

See the video clip below (taken from the 2020 Science Transfer RFP Q&A Webinar) for five transfer examples from past projects, as well as some additional tips for proposal applicants.