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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits for Research Addressing Ecological Management and Conservation

Earth Science Applications: Ecological Conservation

GrantWatch ID# 207110
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Earth Science Division (ESD)
CFDA Number: 43.001
Funding or PIN Number: NNH22ZDA001N-ECON
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 03/14/23
Deadline: 04/14/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profits for research addressing ecological management and conservation. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to a full application and are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Areas of interest include combatting invasive species, ecosystem service accounting, and protected area management.

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) seeks proposals for projects that apply Earth observations that will improve/develop decision-making activities and enable transition and adoption by public- and/or private-sector organization(s) for sustained use in decision-making. The focus of this program element is on applications and decision support in the areas of ecological conservation and management. Specifically, we seek projects that support decision-making activities to combat the spread of invasive species, advance the use of ecosystem service assessment for decision-making, and inform management, protection, and establishment of protected areas.

Through the integration of Earth observations, the overall objective of these projects is to enhance the effectiveness of existing decision-making activities or to develop new capabilities for decision-making where the need and activity can be clearly defined and justified. Funded activities will be conducted in partnership with end users. These end users are groups, organizations, bodies, or people with a specific decision-making need and an authority to act based on the decision made. The end user organizations (that will implement improvements and operate the decision-making activity) are expected to be substantially involved in the proposal development and the project itself. Additionally, the end user is expected to be expressly committed to maintain, support, and sustainably use the Earth observations application resulting from the project in their decision-making activity.

Scope and Purpose of Program Element

  • Combatting Invasive Species
  • Ecosystem Service Accounting
  • Protected Area Management

The Scope of Program can be found at


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on teaming arrangements, other than with China.

Proposal teams wishing to work internationally must involve an established public or private organization with an international mandate (e.g., a U.S. Government organization with a foreign relations mandate and appropriation, a nongovernmental organization, international financial institution, or philanthropic foundation).

Pre-Proposal Conference
A virtual meeting for potential proposers will occur January 13, 2023, from 2-4 pm eastern time.

Pre-Application Information
Notices of intent are requested by March 14, 2023, and proposals are due April 14, 2023.

The proposal deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Connect information will be posted under other documents no later than December 13, 2023.

End users must contribute at least 30% of the total activity cost each year of the award. Proposers may propose to meet the cost share at a higher rate. If the proposal is funded, the awardee must meet the end user cost share percentage that was proposed in the funded proposal. Proposal budgets that fail to include the required end user cost share at these minimum percentages may be rejected without review.

To submit a research proposal to NASA, individuals and the organizations with which they are affiliated must be registered in NSPIRES. Individuals may register at any time. Organizations are required to have a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) before they can register in NSPIRES.

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Number of Grants
Anticipated Number of Awards: 10 to 20

Term of Contract
This program element seeks proposals for projects of up to four years in duration.

Contact Information

Points of contact concerning this program both of whom share this postal address:
Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC 20546-0001

Keith Gaddis
Applied Sciences Program
Telephone: (202) 358-4651

Woody Turner
Telephone: (202) 358-1662

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