Date Due: 10/20/17
Summary: The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society’s need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. The four principle research areas that are supported are: 1) Industrial Ecology, 2) Green Engineering, 3) Ecological Engineering, and 4) Earth Systems Engineering.
Keywords: sustainability, biodiversity, climate change
Solicitation number: 17-7643
URL: URL: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338
Date Due: 09/30/17
Summary: The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Coastal Program staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify geographic focus areas and develop habitat conservation priorities within these focus areas. Geographic focus areas are where the Coastal Program directs resources to conserve habitat for federal trust species.
Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from Service field staff. Projects must advance our mission, promote biological diversity, and be based upon sound scientific biological principles. Program strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity. Applicants seeking funding under this program should review the program strategic plan and also contact the regional Coastal Program office prior to submitting an application for funding
Keywords: climate change, biodiversity
Solicitation number: 15.630 Coastal
Date Due: 01/23/18 (prelim); 08/02/18 (full, by invitation)
Amount: $200,000 (small)
Summary: DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems with emphases across evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles.
Keywords: biology, environment, biodiversity
Solicitation number: 17-512
~Amount is small grants: <$200,000; larger grants see REU or LTREB
~Due date is 01/23/18 (preliminary, required) annually thereafter; 08/02/18 (full, by invitation) annually thereafter