The Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC) is seeking Statements of Interest for research project funding in Fiscal Year 2017.
Statements of Interests are invited for projects that support regional science priorities. SW CSC funded projects cover a variety of topics that address the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and the communities they support.
Deadline for Submission of Statements of Interest: January 18, 2017
Applicants Notified and Full Proposals Requested: February 3, 2017
Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: March 30, 2017
Applicants Notified of Intent to Award: May 15, 2017
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SW CSC Research Priorities
SW CSC identifies research priorities that are tied closely to the needs of natural resource managers. Proposals developed in response to this RFP should focus on developing knowledge that can be directly applied to specific management challenges, either locally or broadly across the landscape. Each project should target one or more issues faced by stakeholders, generate knowledge to inform those issues, and communicate the results to stakeholders in actionable ways.
1. Consequences of changing precipitation patterns and extremes.
2. Interactions of temperature extremes and precipitation variability.
3. Managing in the aftermath of landscape-scale disturbances.
4. Management of upper watersheds and downstream water resources.
5. Learning from recent and ongoing climate events.
6. Utilizing emergent scientific capacities and decision tools.
Principle Investigators must be from institutions that are either:1. Host Institutions or Consortium Members for the SW CSC (exceptions are made for projects spanning multiple CSC regions - these should be submitted to all CSCs of interest) or
2. USGS centers, field stations, laboratories, Cooperative Research Units, etc.
Each proposal must have a Principal Investigator (PI) from an eligible institution. Parties from other organizations (Federal, State, Tribal, or other) can participate and receive funds via subaward from the Principal Investigator but the proposal submitter and PI must be from an eligible organization, as described above. Non-eligible applicants are encouraged to establish working partnerships with one of the recognized eligible applicants to seek participation as part of a project lead by a CSC/university consortium member or USGS facility.