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Applications for the Collaborative Research Grant are no longer being accepted at this time.



Teams should work together to produce one application per team. The application should be emailed as a single PDF document with subject “Collaborative Research Grant Application” to One team member should serve as the contact person who is responsible for submitting the application. The grant application should contain the following documents, in the order specified below:

Cover letter explaining the motivation of the researchers to pursue the project, and how the project was developed.

Research proposal composed of the following sections:

Research budget, listing projected research costs to carry out the proposed research.

CVs for all team members

References: Please provide contact information for 2 professional references for each team member. Reference letters are not required at the application stage, however please let your referees know that we may contact them.

Letters of support in cases where additional resources beyond those of the applicants will be provided by external sources (e.g. data, access to field sites, etc.)

Indication of where you heard about us will help us improve the administration of this program in the future. This information will not be used in the assessment of your application.


Applications are due on January 15, 2020. On-site interviews for selected teams will take place April 2-3, 2020, and final decisions will be made subsequently. Expenses related to the interviews will be covered.

Project start dates can range from June 2020 to June 2021 (see FAQ for more information).