NSF – Environmental Sustainability

Date Due: 10/20/17

Amount: undetermined

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

KR Foundation

Date Due: 08/28/17

Amount: DKK 0.5m to DKK 5m (~$72,000 to $720,000)

Summary: Our economic paradigm does not acknowledge the planetary boundaries, often due to short-term thinking and inadequate pricing of externalities. There is an urgent need to transform the current understanding of how we measure and value growth, and how we relate to and manage natural resources. These questions must be brought into the mainstream of economic and political decision-making as well as into our day-to-day practices and behavior. Thus, the mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, and climate change. Program areas are Sustainable Behavior-Catalysts for Change and Sustainable Finance – Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground.

Keywords: climate change, sustainability

URL: http://krfnd.org/

NSF – Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Date Due: 10/20/17, annually thereafter

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth’s past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth’s climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records.

Keywords: climate change, environment

Solicitation number: PD 17-582

~10/20/2017, annually thereafter

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17582/nsf17582.htm

NSF – Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics (CLD)

Date Due: open

Amount: Not Specified

Summary: The goals of the Program are to: (i) advance knowledge about the processes that force and regulate the atmosphere’s synoptic and planetary circulation, weather and climate, and (ii) sustain the pool of human resources required for excellence in synoptic and global atmospheric dynamics and climate research. Some of the research topics include general circulation of the stratosphere and troposphere synoptic scale weather phenomena; processes that govern climate, climate variability and change; climate variations and predictability, parameterization of physical processes; numerical methods for use in large-scale weather and climate models; the assembly and analysis of weather and climate data; data assimilation studies; development and use of climate. Can address multidisciplinary problems and be co-reviewed with other NSF programs, which may have target dates or deadlines.

Keywords: climate change, interdisciplinary

Solicitation number: PD 06-5740

~Due date is open

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11699&org=ATM

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) – Coastal Program

Date Due: 09/30/17

Amount: $10,000

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

URL: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=289863

DOE – Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS)

Date Due:  09/30/17

Amount: $500,000

Summary: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology. IDEAS awards are intended to be flexible and may take the form of analyses or exploratory research that provides the agency with information useful for the subsequent development of focused technology programs. IDEAS awards may also support proof-of-concept research to develop a unique technology concept, either in an area not currently supported by the agency or as a potential enhancement to an ongoing focused technology program.

Applications must propose concepts that are not covered by open ARPA-E focused FOAs and that also do not represent incremental improvements over existing technology. IDEAS awards are defined as single-phase efforts of durations 12 months or less with a total project cost of $500,000 or less and will be issued through Grants.

Keywords: biology, environment, climate change, sustainability

Solicitation number: DE FOA 0001428

URL: https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/#FoaId45210635-66d2-4e12-a9ee-fb39dca1d01b

NSF — MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional and Continental Scales

Date Due: 10/16/17, annually thereafter

Amount: $300,000 over 2 years

Summary: The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species and regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science research.

  • Category 1: Early Career Awards (ECA). Awards to early career scientists employing innovative and creative approaches to advance understanding of regional to continental scale processes and cross-scale interactions. Limited to $300,000 over two years.
  • Category 2: Full Research Awards (FRA). Awards to support MacroSystems Biology Research or Innovative Training to conduct MacroSystems research. Up to 5 years duration.
  • Category 3: Early NEON Science Awards (ENSA). Grants that 1) use or leverage NEON data and/or NEON samples/specimens to address innovative ecological and other biological questions, and/or 2) develop analytic or computational tools that enhance the use and value of NEON data. Up to 5 years.

Notes: Two new proposal categories were added this year: Early Career Awards (MSB-ECA) and Early NEON Science Awards (MSB-ENSA)

Keywords: biology, climate change, land use

Limitations: Early Career Awards: Individuals must be Assistant Professor at time of proposal submission; must hold a doctorate by the deadline date and be untenured until 10/1 following the deadline.

Solicitation number: 16-521

~Due date is 10/16/17, 3rd Monday in October annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16521/nsf16521.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

NSF—Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)

Date Due: 01/23/18 (prelim); 08/02/18 (full, invited only)

Amount:$90,000 oer year for up to 5-years, not to exceed $450,000 total

Summary: Many important questions in ecology, ecosystem science, and evolutionary biology require data collected for 10 or more years to be answered.

Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population and community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals.

Investigators often are constrained in addressing questions in these areas by the relatively short support periods associated with typical research awards. LTREB awards are designed to provide the funding to maintain an ongoing, long-term research project for a period of a decade or perhaps longer.

Keywords: ecology, environmental biology, climate change

Limitations: An individual may participate as a PI, co-PI or PI of a subaward on no more than two preliminary proposals.

Solicitation number: 17-513

~Amount is $90,000 per year over 5-years, not to exceed $450,000 total

~Due date is 01/23/17 (prelim), 08/02/17 (full)

URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17513/nsf17513.htm