Many CDI members have asked for a brief description of the differences between the CDI RFP and some other funding opportunities at the USGS. There can be a natural overlap in these different opportunities, but the difference lies in how you approach a research question.
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Brief description: Grass-roots community to leverage and integrate existing data and new technologies for interdisciplinary research and innovative data management.
Example awarded projects: https://www.usgs.gov/cdi/products-publications.html
Process: 2-page Statement of Interest; Community Voting; 7-page Full Proposals, Budget template, and Data Management Plan evaluated by a panel.
Timeline: Statements of Interest due in October, Full Proposals due in January, notification in March.
Contacts: Leslie Hsu, Madison Langseth and Leah Colasuonno, email@example.com
Innovation Center Keywords: measurement, monitoring, sampling, sensors, data acquisition, hardware, industry partnerships, "Successful proposals address issues of national importance where a technology partner can bring an emerging tool or technique (often with in-kind funding) that solves a problem aligned with USGS science strategy plans and private and public interests." (from the About page)
Brief description: Identify national scientific problems where USGS core interests are aligned with those of our external technology partners, and pursue innovative technological solutions together.
Example awarded projects: http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/ICES/projects.html
Call for Proposals: FY17 Call for Proposals ended February 10, 2017. There has been no announcements of future calls for proposals at this time.
Process: 3-page template for text and budget, up to two additional pages for figures and captions, evaluated by a panel.
Timeline: FY17 proposals were due February 03, 2016, projects were notified in April.
Contact: Jonathan Stock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief description: Opportunities for scientist-driven interdisciplinary collaboration around complex questions using existing information to produce new knowledge and hopefully, wisdom.
Example awarded projects: https://powellcenter.usgs.gov/projects/all
Call for Proposals: Proposal Process Page
Timeline: FY20 proposals are due January 31, 2019.
Contacts: Martin Goldhaber, Jill Baron, Leah Colasuonno, see the Powell Center Contacts Page, or email email@example.com