Funding Opportunities

Algorithm for Inventory and Spatial Analysis in Natural Resources Management, Institute for Water Resources

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) is seeking statements of interest to identify potential investigators for a project focusing on shoreline management and boundary management, management of invasive species, and natural resources management and management of recreation resources. The locations and sizes of the projects will vary. Please see the document at the link above from full details. 

Contact: Deberay R. Carmichael, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Deberay.R.Carmichael@USACE.ARMY.MIL 

Applications are due ten (10) days from posting date (02/26/19) 

Request for Letters of Interest: Ethnographic Overview & Assessment of Camp Mueller, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Midwest Region Cultural Anthropology program is requesting letters of interest for an ethnographic overview and assessment study relating to Camp Mueller, a historically African American Summer camp located at Cuyahoga Valley Ntional Park (CUVA) in Ohio. Please see the document at the link above for full details.

Contact: Michael J. Evans, Ph.D, (, Chief, Cultural Anthropology Program, Midwest Region Ethnography Program, National Park Service (612-345-0019)

Applications are due by Monday, March 25, 2019.

United States Coastal Research Program

The USCRP anticipates providing approximately $5 million for two types of awards for 12 separate requests for Statement of Interest:  

(1) Academic Research: 2-3-year awards addressing strategic needs; and

(2) Student Challenges: 1-2 year awards targeting short-term, focused, student driven initiatives.

The intent is assisting academic institutions in funding coastal and nearshore processes graduate students to address critical research needs within the coastal community, advancing the state of knowledge, and building the future U.S. workforce.

USCRP Research Topic 1: Identify and Communicate Coastal Impacts 

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/30/19)

USCRP Research Topic 2Coastal Structure Design and Rehabilitation incorporating Stochastic Risk and Uncertainty 

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/30/19)

USCRP Research Topic 3: Understanding the Cross-Roads of Human and Ecosystem Health 

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (02/06/19)

USCRP ResearchTopic 4: Evaluating the Distribution and Geotechnical Properties of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Sand Resources and Coupled Environmental Response to Dredging 

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/30/19)

USCRP ResearchTopic 5Nearshore Sediment Transport and Sediment Budgets over Decadal Scales 

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (02/05/19)

USCRP Research Topic 6: Long-term Implications of Coastal Restoration

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

USCRP Research Topic 7: USCRP Data Portal and Analytics

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (02/05/19)

USCRP Research Topic 8Quantifying and Communicating Numerical Model Uncertainty

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

USCRP Research Topic 9Develop Community Resilience Guidance for Recovery & Mitigation and Adaptation

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

USCRP Research Topic 10Applied Storm & Recovery Studies as part of the During Nearshore Event Experiment (DUNEX)

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

USCRP Research Topic 11Coastal Adaptation Pathways for Barrier Island Communities

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

USCRP Research Topic 12Quantitative Model for Optimizing Coastal Community Systems Preformance

SOI due: Ten (10) days from posting date (01/31/19)

For questions about submitting, please see or contact

Julie Rosati or 

Mary Cialone,


Natural Resources Support MGT-Species Nellis Air Force Base Nevada. Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking statements of interest from researchers for Natural Resources work at Nellis AirForce Base in Nevada. Please see the document for details. 

Applications are due January 15, 2019.

For questions, contact: Olen Northern, (907) 753-2525, or

Applicants are required to submit proposals through All applicants using to submit proposals must be registered and have and account with It may take up to three weeks to complete registration. For more information on registration, go to

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Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant Open & Extended for Applications

Luray, Virginia: To facilitate and encourage scientific research in Shenandoah National Park, applications are being accepted for the Shenandoah National Park Trust research fellowship program. Funded by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the grant supports field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences. The funding will support projects conducted in the park and help answer questions important to park managers. The grants are managed by Shenandoah National Park and up to $15,000 per grant will be awarded.

Shenandoah National Park offers an ideal natural laboratory in which to study a wide variety of research topics. Important science issues at the park include, but are not limited to, air pollution, water quality, habitat fragmentation, invasive exotic species, rare species conservation, recreation impacts on visitor experiences and natural resources, restoration of disturbed natural and cultural landscapes, protecting our cultural heritage, and a lack of baseline data about the park’s natural and cultural resources. Shenandoah National Park offers a diversity of landscapes across nearly 200,000 acres, including hardwood forest, rocky outcrops, mountain streams, and open meadows.           

The research grant program is open to applications from undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, state and federal agency scientists, private-sector research professionals, and others with appropriate backgrounds and credentials. To access the grant application and instructions, go to NOTE THE EXTENSION:  Applications will be accepted until December 14, with grant award(s) announced December 21, 2018. 

Seeking Research Partners to Investigate Ecological Relationships and Processes Following Wolf Introduction in Isle Royale National Park

The National Park Service at Isle Royale National Park is seeking statements of interest from researchers with existing or likely research projects that will advance scientific understanding of ecological processes and/or ecosystem changes related to wolf introduction at Isle Royale National Park. Although research funding is not available, the Parkis able to provide the selected partner(s) with in-kind resources which may include park housing and logistical support to facilitate the work. Although the deadline has passed, if you're still interested in contributing, please contact Mark Romanski.