Bering Ecosystem Study

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Bering Ecosystem Study: This solicitation seeks proposals focused on the ecosystem of the eastern continental shelf of the Bering Sea (see the Program Description section for details) and designed to develop understanding of the effects of a varying sea-ice cover on the shelf ecosystem, to project the potential changes in response to anticipated climate variations on decadal time scales, and to assess the vulnerability and sustainability of the local communities to such changes. Particular emphasis should be placed on development of proposals that clearly and significantly contribute to an ecosystem level understanding of the Eastern Bering Sea shelf. This solicitation draws upon the community planning embodied in the Bering Ecosystem Study Science Plan (http://www.arcus.org/Bering/reports/downloads/BEST_Science_Plan.pdf), Sustaining the Bering Ecosystem: a Social Sciences Plan (http://www.arcus.org/Bering/reports/downloads/HBEST_Science_Plan.pdf), and the Implementation Plan for the Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) (http://www.arcus.org/Bering/reports/downloads/BEST_Implementation_Plan.pdf); however, it should not be considered the full implementation of or confined only to activities described in any of these plans. NSF will coordinate this solicitation, and the resulting science, with the North Pacific Research Boards (NPRB) Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (www.nprb.org/research/bsierp_intro.htm). The synergies developed through this partnership will allow support for a comprehensive vertically-integrated investigation of the ecosystem of the eastern continental shelf of the Bering Sea. Proposals funded by each organization will be expected to mesh smoothly to produce a seamless, coordinated research program.
Federal Grant Title: Bering Ecosystem Study
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 07-533
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.078
CFDA Descriptions: Polar Programs
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2007 Full Proposal Deadline(s): March 15,
Posted Date: Dec 08, 2006
Creation Date: Dec 08, 2006
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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