Request for proposals for new YIBS Research Program

February 8, 2016

The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies is now accepting proposals for new Research Programs. Research Program support is intended to foster collaboration among multiple Yale University faculty to engage in creative high risk, high pay-off research that could lead to innovative new scientific methodologies for environmental analysis; or new scientific insights about the environment or society’s role within it. Program support can be for up to 3 years with an average $100,000 per year. YIBS plans to fund one such program beginning July 1, 2016.

The main narrative of the proposal should be no more that 5 pages that explains: the fundamental scientific or methodological issue being addressed; the rationale for the research collaboration; an explanation of how the collaborators will work together to develop a coherent research theme; a plan of work, activities and deliverables; and a rationale for the level of funding requested. In addition, the proposal should include a one-page budget detailing expenses for the duration of the proposed Program, and a short NSF-style CV for each collaborator.

Proposals should be submitted by March 31 to Oswald Schmitz, Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (


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