Funding Opportunities

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) provides funding for research across the region that advances understanding of climate change impacts and variability on fish, wildlife, water, land and people. All of the NW CASC’s science investments are guided by our Science Agenda, which identifies management priorities and goals for our region. Each year, the NW CASC University Consortium provides funding for graduate students and postdocs to produce science in collaboration with natural resource managers and decision-makers, as well as instruction in the theory and practice of developing decision-relevant science. NW CASC funding is also available periodically through the USGS to support research projects across the region.

University Consortium-Directed Research Funding
The Research Fellowship Program is organized and managed by the University Consortium-side of the NW CASC.

2021-2022 Research Fellowship Program Request for Proposals

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2021-2022 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU, and WWU (this fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW).

The NW CASC Fellowship Program supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in the principles and practices of developing decision-relevant science. Funding will be available as early as Fall Term 2021, to support research performed during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 15, 2021.

1. See the Request for Proposals
2. Download the Budget Spreadsheet
3. Submit your application through this Google Form
4. Email your proposal & budget spreadsheet to NW CASC

Webinar: Applying for NW CASC’s 2021-22 Research Fellowship Program

Do you want to learn more about the NW CASC’s Research Fellowship Program? Do you have questions about applying? Join us for a webinar on Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 AM (PT) on Applying for NW CASC’s 2021-22 Research Fellowship Program.

Register Here

2019-20 NW CASC Fellow Michelle Agne conducting field work in SW Oregon as part of research on how trees in the PNW are responding to high-severity fires under climate change.














USGS-Directed Research Funding
USGS-Directed Research funds are managed through the USGS-side of the NW CASC.

FY2021 Call for Tribal Adaptation Research Projects

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is now reviewing statements of interest for tribal climate adaptation research projects to be initiated in Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

This funding opportunity was open to tribal climate adaptation research projects 1) focused on managing: aquatic resources, at-risk species and habitats, invasive species and diseases, forest ecosystems and human dimensions of climate adaptation and 2) with geographic footprints within Idaho, Oregon, Washington or Northern California. Federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations were eligible for this funding. Other entities (federal, state, etc.) partnering with federally recognized tribes and/or tribal organizations could apply and receive funds through subawards. The deadline for Statements of Interest was December 17, 2020.

Request for Proposals

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