CTFS Grants Program 2011, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Страна: США;

Дедлайн: 01.04.2011

Веб-сайт: ctfs.si.edu

Специальные условия: Level: Postdoctoral, PhD, Research Study Subject: Tropical Forest Science

Адрес: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


CTFS Grants Program for Senior Researchers, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Students

The CTFS Grants Program provides opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing CTFS plots to conduct research with scientists affiliated with them. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply.
Anyone working directly in a CTFS plot, analyzing plot data, identifying plants or animals in a plot, or generating complementary data that strengthens CTFS programs is eligible to apply. Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical. Research projects can be either basic or applied in nature. Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:The CTFS Grants Program is open to all researchers, from graduate students to senior scientists. In some cases, advanced undergraduates will also be considered. Preference will be given to scientists in the countries with CTFS sites and to all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Applicants are pre-evaluated by plot directors of proposed study sites and then evaluated by a panel of scientists associated with the CTFS network. Larger grant proposals will also be reviewed by outside scholars. Awards are made on the basis of the proposal’s merit, the applicant’s ability to carry out the proposed research, the likelihood that the research can be carried out in the proposed time frame, and the extent to which CTFS plots contribute to the proposed research.