The Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is currently accepting proposals for the sixth cycle of their Research Grants Program.
The CTFS Research Grants Program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing CTFS Forest Dynamics Plots (FDPs) and to conduct research with scientists associated with these plots. The CTFS network of FDPs includes 18 sites in 15 countries. Anyone working directly in a Forest Dynamics Plot, analyzing data from a plot, or generating complementary data that strengthens FDP research programs is eligible to apply. Projects may be field-oriented, laboratory-based, or analytical, and the science may be basic or applied in nature. Grants will range from $3,000–$30,000. The CTFS Research Grants Program will make awards for projects between three months and three years in length.
Grant proposals should include a Research Proposal (not to exceed 1500 words), a list of collaborators, curriculum vitae, proposed referees, and a detailed budget. For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit < http://www.ctfs.si.edu>.
Deadline for Applications
This grants program has switched to an annual cycle. Submissions will be accepted yearly on the last Friday of July; the next deadline for applications is July 29, 2005. For more information, please contact: Center for Tropical Forest Science, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, P.O. Box 37012, QUAD 3123, MRC 705, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA, Tel: 202-633-4012, Fax: 202-786-2557, < http://www.ctfs.si.edu>.