The Department of Interior Southeast Climate Science Center (SECSC) has announced a FY12 Request for Proposals (RFP) to address five priority science needs identified by Landscape Conservation Cooperatives: (1) Synthesis of the state of the science regarding six topics important to the LCC efforts to manage sustainable landscapes: regional downscaling of global climate models; ecohydrology; sea-level rise; modeling of urban growth; unique climate-vulnerable and climate-sensitive ecosystems; and the communication of scientific uncertainty to decision makers; (2) Terrestrial connectivity analysis across the entire SE region; (3) Conceptual model for regional-scale sustainable landscapes; (4) Impact of mangrove migration on coastal ecosystems; and (5) Snowfall and snow depth projections for the Eastern United States. 

This link contains background information and instructions for completing a statement of interest.  Eligible applicants for this program include faculty associated with North Carolina State University (the host institution for the SECSC) and USGS centers, field stations, and laboratories.  Any other entities not recognized as an eligible party to apply directly for funds in this process, may do so in partnership with one of the recognized eligible applicants. Statements of Interest submitted by NCSU faculty do not require NCSU approval or signature. The process will include these steps:

March 2, 2012 – Release of SECSC Proposal Guidelines and Solicitation.

March 16, 2012 – Statements of interest (SOI) are due from interested parties to the SECSC ( by 5:00 p.m. (PST), without exceptions.

March 30, 2012 – Finalize review of SOI and selection of applicants for drafting of full proposals.

April 13, 2012 – Full proposals due to the SECSC (exact date to be confirmed at time of invitation for a full proposal).

April 27, 2012 – Awards announced.

You can also find this information on the SE Climate Science Center web site.