Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
January 25th, 2024
Close Date
April 24th, 2024
Total Funding
$16,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
16
Opportunity No.
24-531

Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to administer a grant program called Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP). This program aims to support conservation research in the United States that focuses on organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution. The goal is to develop and implement evidence-based activities and technology solutions to advance biodiversity conservation. Proposals should involve academic-conservation organization partnerships and include ongoing assessment of biodiversity outcomes. The program emphasizes the connection between basic research questions and the implementation of conservation-focused actions. Projects that address climate and/or other environmental changes, conservation, and ecosystem health are encouraged. Proposals should also consider broader societal impacts and engage non-academic partners. NSF will fund the research scope, while the foundation will fund the conservation component of the project. For more information, visit the NSF Publication 24-531 website.

Description

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (the foundation) are continuing their partnership to support this program, to be administered by NSF, supporting conservation science and science-informed conservation practice in the United States. The objective of the PACSP Program is to support conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution and is designed to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based activities and/or technology solutions to advance biodiversity conservation. We seek proposals that involve the implementation of conservation activitiesbased on conservation science principles via academic-conservation organization partnerships. The strongest projects will involve ongoing assessment of biodiversity outcomes, for instance via an adaptive management framework, that inform both scientific understanding and conservation actions. A significant distinction between the PACSP program and other NSF programs is that proposals to this program must make clear and well-defined connections between basic research questions and the implementation of conservation focused actions. The Program's focus is on conservation goal-related research that will directly translate to on-the-ground biodiversity conservation efforts. Proposals that adopt a convergent approach between climate and/or other anthropogenic environmental change, conservation, and the health of ecosystems and the organisms therein are especially encouraged. Proposals are also expected to incorporate project outcomes within the context of broader societal impacts and, as appropriate for the research proposed, engage non-academic partners in collaboration. For proposals recommended for funding, NSF will fund the proposed research scope and the foundation will fund the proposed conservation component of the project.

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