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