Program: The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long-term questions in organismal and environmental biology. As part of the requirements for funding, projects must show how collected data will be shared broadly with the scientific community and the interested public.
All proposals submitted to the LTREB program are co-reviewed by participating Clusters in the two participating Divisions: Ecosystem Science, Population and Community Ecology, and Evolutionary Processes in DEB, and Behavioral Systems and Physiological and Structural Systems in IOS. Proposals must address topics supported by these programs. Researchers who are uncertain about the suitability of their project for the LTREB Program are encouraged to contact the cognizant program director.
Deadlines: January 10, 2013 for preliminary proposals and August 1, 2013 for full proposals.
Submission of Proposals: A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013.
For more information, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13544&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click