2015 CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants for International Researchers in USA, and applications are submitted till 5PM EDT, Monday, June 30 th, 2016 . The Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) is awarding research grants for researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to use existing CTFS-ForestGEO plots to conduct research with scientists affiliated with them. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium-or laboratory-based or analytical. Research projects can be either basic or applied in nature. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to scientists in the countries with CTFS-ForestGEO sites and to all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level:Grants (Grants are available for researchers, postdoctorate fellows, and graduate students to use existing CTFS-ForestGEO plots to conduct research with scientists affiliated with them)
Field(s): Anyone working directly in a CTFS-ForestGEO plot, analyzing plot data, or generating complementary data that strengthens CTFS-ForestGEO programs is eligible to apply. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical. Research projects can be either basic or applied in nature. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 5PM EDT, Monday, June 30 th, 2016
Funded By: Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USA
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants are targeted for Applicants of all nationalities.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: The CTFS-ForestGEO Grants Program will make awards for projects three months to two years in length. Funding is restricted to expenses directly related to field research, laboratory research, and data analysis. Examples of eligible expenses include travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, and resulting publications. Funds are not available for salary and/or fringe benefits of applicant, tuition, non-project personnel, or travel to meetings. In addition, the grants program will NOT support indirect costs for institutional support.
Scholarship covers: The majority of the CTFS-Forest GEO research grants will be in the $2,000-$15,000 range.
‣ The 2015 CTFS-ForestGEO Grants Program provides opportunities for researchers, post doctorate fellows, and graduate students to use existing CTFS-ForestGEO plots to conduct research with scientists affiliated with them.
‣ Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply.
‣ In some cases, advanced undergraduates will also be considered. Preference will be given to scientists in the countries with CTFS-ForestGEO sites and to all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
Selection Criteria for 2015 CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants
‣ 2015 CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Applicants are evaluated by a panel of scientists associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network. Larger grant proposals may also be reviewed by outside scholars.
‣ Awards are made on the basis of the proposal’s merit, the applicant’s ability to carry out the proposed research, the likelihood that the research can be carried out in the proposed time frame, and the extent to which CTFS-ForestGEO plots contribute to the proposed research. Priority will be given to early career researchers and researchers with less access to institutional funding.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Please send all following materials in pdf format to CTFS-ForestGEO Program Assistant Delaney Rakosnik at RakosnikD-at-si.edu.
‣The CTFS-Forest GEO Cover Letter must be the first page of your submission. Full proposals should be in one PDF attachment.
‣ Research Proposal (not to exceed 1000 words; strictly enforced). The proposal must describe the proposed research, indicate its relevance to one or more CTFS-ForestGEO plots, and explain the significance of the work to a broader discipline.
‣ The general format of the proposal should include:
objectives (including clearly stated hypotheses) and expected significance,
research plan, including detailed methods,
anticipated outcomes, and bibliography/references. Note: Bibliography should not be counted as part of the word limit for the proposal.
‣ List of Collaborators. Provide a list of collaborators on the project. For graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, an advisor is also necessary. Host-country collaborators are strongly recommended. Note: In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they have contacted plot directors BEFORE submitting a proposal (for example, though inclusion of email correspondence).
‣ Curriculum Vitae (limit 2 pages). An applicant’s CV should include contact information, educational background, current and previous fellowships and grants, and research interests.
‣ Proposed Referees. Please provide contact information for two people that could review the proposed research but who are not current collaborators or advisors.
‣ Detailed Budget and Timeline. A budget should include all costs related to carrying out proposed research. Please see above for expenses that can be included in the proposal. A budget justification is also suggested. A timeline with the schedule for all research activities proposed should be included.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 5PM EDT, Monday, June 30th, 2016
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.