Long Term Research in Environmental Biology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for Long Term Research in Environmental Biology

Proposals Accepted Any Time

The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science.

Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations, communities, or ecosystems; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population or community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedback between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals.

All proposals submitted through the LTREB solicitation are processed by 1 of the 3 clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology: Ecosystem Science, Population and Community Ecology, and Evolutionary Processes. Proposals must address topics supported by these clusters. Researchers who are uncertain about the suitability of their project for the LTREB Program are encouraged to contact the cognizant Program Officer.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant, Estimated Number of Awards: 10 per year (Inclusive of New and Renewal awards) Anticipated Funding Amount: $6,000,000 per year, pending availability of funds.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, go to NSF Publication 18-597.