2007 Supplemental PSP

The CALFED Science Program made a small amount of supplemental funds available on a competitive basis to provide an opportunity for some of the 20+ existing Science Program Grantees to enhance their funded research while working on issuing a full PSP in 2008.

The CALFED Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in achieving its mission of establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to CALFED actions. The goal of funding this research is to invest in knowledge that will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments/systems within the CALFED jurisdiction to aid policy-makers and managers.



2007 Supplemental PSP Details

Due to funding uncertainties the Science Program issued a supplemental PSP rather than a full PSP. Although it is unfortunate the Science Program was not able to issue a full PSP in 2007, the Supplemental PSP covered many otherwise missed opportunities for important research for the 2008 season.

Schedule:

  • Proposals accepted: December 1, 2007 - January 17, 2008
  • Administrative Review of Proposals: February - March 2008
  • Technical Review and Selection Panel: Late April 2008
  • Announcement of Funding Recommendation: Early May 2008
  • Funding Agreements Signed: May - July, 2008

Review and Selection
All grant supplements were reviewed by a panel composed of Science Program staff and independent scientists. Supplements were compared to each other and selected for funding based on their technical merit and relevancy to the CALFED program. Supplemental proposals were ranked for funding in relation to their value added benefits and their cost.

Award Information

  • Anticipated Type of Award: Grant Supplement
  • Maximum Funding per Grant: $300,000
  • Length of Funding: Up to 2 years

Eligibility Information
Principle Investigators whose proposals were selected for funding from either the 2004 or 2006 CALFED Science Program PSPs were eligible to receive funds to Supplemental their existing proposals. The Primary applicant for funds were the existing PI and institution on the grant that was supplemented.

Priorities of this Grant Supplement
All previously selected proposals from the 2004 and 2006 PSPs addressed topics of potential priority for this Grant Supplement. Proposal supplements that clearly illustrated a need for immediate funding, before the next PSP cycle, and exhibited high value added for the funds requested in relation to objectives of the proposal funded in 2004 or 2006 were viewed more favorably than others.