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 co-production of 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

2019-2020 Research Fellowship Request for Proposals

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center invites proposals for its 2019-2020 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), University of Montana (UM), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scientists at BSU, UM, WSU, and WWU (this fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW). The NW CASC Fellowship Program provides both support for research related to climate adaptation in Northwest natural and cultural resource management and instruction of funded fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science. Funding will be available as early as Fall Term 2019, to support research performed during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

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

USGS-Directed Research Funding

FY2019 USGS Request for Proposals

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center invited Statements of Interest (SOI) for projects to be initiated in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Approximately $400,000 may be available to fund projects that support NW CASC science and resource management priorities. The deadline for applications submitted through the RFPManager system was March 13, 2019.

Due to the recent federal government shutdown and recently implemented U.S. Department of the Interior award procedures, the timeline for this year’s SOI and proposal development and review process was compressed. Although the primary purpose of this funding opportunity announcement was to solicit proposals to be initiated with FY 2019 funds, applicants were also encouraged to submit SOI that could be developed for future fiscal years (e.g., FY 2020), as well as ideas that the NW CASC may be able to assist with via other resources and mechanisms (e.g., leveraging, networking, consultation, etc.). The NW CASC is committed to being inclusive and transparent while working to broaden the community of practice around climate adaptation in the Northwest.

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

Request for Proposals

Close-up of mossy log at Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, WA
Source: Lawrence G. Miller, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0
Male Northern Saw-whet Owl
Male Northern Saw-whet Owl
Source: Kameron Perensovich, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

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