CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants for International Researchers in USA, 2016


CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants for International Researchers in USA, and applications are submitted till June 30, 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: June 30, 2016.

Funded By: Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, USA


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants are targeted for Applicants of all nationalities.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

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.

Description

The 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.

Eligibility

‣ The CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants Program is open to all researchers, from graduate students to senior scientists.

‣ 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:

‣ 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


Application Instructions:

‣ Applicants must submit two documents following the below guidelines.

  1. An online applicant information document through Google Forms (click here).  

2. One single PDF document with information in the following order:

‣ Applicant name 

‣ A research proposal (1000-word limit, research proposals that exceed 1000 words will be disqualified).The research proposal should include:

  • introduction 
  • description of the proposed research that includes the relevance to one or more of the Forest Dynamics Sites 
  • research objectives, including clearly stated hypotheses and expected significance
  • research plan, including detailed methods 
  • anticipated outcomes 
  • broader significance of the research to the discipline and to building scientific capacity through education 
  • references (not included in the word limit)

‣ A list of project collaborators. For students and postdoctoral research, this includes an advisor. Host-country collaborators are strongly recommended.

‣ Proof that the applicant has contacted site Principal Investigators BEFORE submitting a proposal (e.g., through inclusion of email correspondence)

‣ A Curriculum Vitae (limit 2 pages), including the applicant's contact information, educational background, current and previous fellowships and grants, and research interests.

‣ A detailed budget and project timeline. The budget should include all costs related to carrying out the proposed research. See the above Budget Information for expenses that can be included in the proposal. Include a budget justification for any unclear expenses. A timeline with the schedule for proposed research activities should be included.         

‣ Submission Instructions: To be considered, applications must follow the above Application Instructions. Submit the online applicant information here. Submit the single PDF document to ForestGEO@si.edu. Materials must be submitted by 5:00PM EDT, Thursday, 30 June 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.

For more Information about CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants


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