CTFS-ForestGEO Research Grants

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 13, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Working Professional Graduate Student Faculty Undergraduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Cameroon; Canada; China Expand all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Research Grants Program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) funds research projects associated with the CTFS-ForestGEO network of Forest Dynamics Sites. The program is intended to provide opportunities for senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to use existing Forest Dynamics Sites and conduct research in collaboration with scientists currently associated with these sites.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

  • Social scientists and natural scientists are encouraged to apply.

  • In rare cases, highly advanced undergraduate students will be considered.

  • Funding is restricted to expenses directly related to field research, laboratory research, and data analysis. Examples of eligible expenses include travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, and publication fees.

  • The Grants Program supports research directly tied to CTFS-ForestGEO Forest Dynamics Sites, including projects requiring field work, plot data analysis, or the generation of complementary data that strengthens CTFS-ForestGEO programs.

  • Projects can be field-oriented, herbarium- or laboratory-based, or analytical.

  • Research projects can be basic or applied in nature and based around the social or natural sciences.

  • Project duration can range from 3 months to 2 years.


  • Priority will be given to early-career researchers, researchers with less access to other institutional funds, and to projects that include multiple plots or sites.


  • Funding is NOT available for salary and/or fringe benefits of the applicant, indirect costs for institutional support, undergraduate or graduate study costs (e.g., tuition, textbooks, fees), non-project personnel, or travel to meetings.