Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)

NSF Funding Opportunity


Michelle  Elekonich


(703) 292-7202 


Saran  Twombly


(703) 292-8133



     Solicitation  12-501


Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date:  January 10, 2012

January 10, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 1, 2012

August 1, Annually Thereafter


Through the LTREB program, the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) encourage the submission of proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology. Researchers must have collected at least six years of previous data to qualify for funding, and these data must motivate the proposed research. The proposal also must present a cohesive conceptual rationale or framework for ten years of research. Questions or hypotheses outlined in this conceptual framework must guide an initial 5-year proposal as well as a subsequent, abbreviated renewal. Together, these will constitute a decadal research plan appropriate to begin to address critical and novel long-term questions in organismal and environmental biology. As part of the requirements for funding, projects must show how collected data will be shared broadly with the scientific community and the interested public.

All proposals submitted to the LTREB program are co-reviewed by participating Clusters in the two participating Divisions: Ecosystem Science, Population and Community Ecology, and Evolutionary Processes in DEB, and Behavioral Systems and Physiological and Structural Systems in IOS. Proposals must address topics supported by these programs. Researchers who are uncertain about the suitability of their project for the LTREB Program are encouraged to contact the cognizant program director.



Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community

Additional Funding Opportunities for the IOS Community