The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHO) is pleased to be able to offer 1 year grants to facilitate scientific investigations within the SSHO. This program is designed to foster participation from researchers and educators who are not presently funded within the CZO to accomplish work that complements ongoing research. We are especially interested in proposals that facilitate cross-site investigations between SSHO and other CZO programs.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. We anticipate funding 2 awards/year of $10K each. We expect grants will be used for activities that further Critical Zone science in the observatory. Activities might include i) cross cutting projects between CZOs or ii) measurements that address cross cutting questions for the CZO network; or iii) projects that bring in larger diversity of scientists and especially students. Please note that grants may not be used for acquisition of capital equipment. We particularly encourage seed grant proposals from undergraduate or minority-serving institutions. Grantees will be chosen by the Steering Committee with input from appropriate team members. Criteria for allocation will include diversity of personnel and science, novelty, record of productivity, student participation, complementary of research to ongoing SSHO and CZO network activities, and significance of proposed research.
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Request for Seed Grant Proposals in Support of Critical Zone Science in the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO