Long-Term Ecological Research National Science Foundation

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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 15-596
Funding Opportunity Title: Long-Term Ecological Research
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 47.050 — Geosciences
47.074 — Biological Sciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No


Posted Date: Aug 1, 2015
Creation Date: Aug 1, 2015
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 4, 2016  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 4, 2016  
Archive Date: Apr 3, 2016
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,320,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor: $1,127,000
Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: – The LTER program is currently accepting only renewal proposals. Only the organization or institution that holds the current award is eligible to apply for a renewal.Collaborative proposals must be submitted using the “single proposal” method as described in Chapter II, Section D.5.a. of the GPG. Separately submitted collaborative proposals will be returned without review. *Who May Serve as PI: The lead PI on a renewal proposal must be the lead PI on the current award or one of the co-PIs listed on the current award.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Description: NSF currently supports 25 LTER sites, and the solicitation is open to renewal proposals only. To address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations or experiments, NSF established the Long Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) in 1980. Two components differentiate LTER research from projects supported by other NSF programs: 1) the research is located at specific sites chosen to represent major ecosystem types or natural biomes, and2) it emphasizes the study of ecological phenomena over long periods of time based on data collected in five core areas. Long-term studies are essential to achieve an integrated understanding of how populations, communities, and other components of ecosystems interact as well as to test ecological theory.Ongoing research at LTER sites must testecological theories and significantly advance understanding of the long-term dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems. It often integrates multiple disciplines and, through cross-site interactions, examines patterns or processes over broad spatial scales. Recognizing that the value of long-term data extends beyond use at any individual site, NSF requires that data collected by all LTER sites be made broadly accessible.
Link to Additional Information: NSF Publication 15-596


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