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CTFS Research Grants Program

The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS) of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to support research associated with the CTFS network of Forest Dynamics Plots. Anyone working directly in a Forest Dynamics Plot (FDP), analyzing data from a plot, or generating complementary data that strengthens FDP research programs is eligible to apply. Projects can be field-oriented, laboratory-based, or analytical, and scientifically, basic or applied in nature. Grants range from $3,000-$15,000, though a small number of postdoctoral grants (up to $40,000) may be given. The CTFS Grants Program will make awards for projects three months to 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. See Program Website for application procedure.

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No call for proposals have been made for 2014. Please check back at a later date.