The Climate Center proposal template is as follows:
- PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND CO-INVESTIGATORS
- (please list NAME(S), AFFILIATION(S) and TITLE(S)).
- PROPOSED RESEARCH (including FIGURES, TABLES, ETC.)
- ITEMIZED BUDGET (excluding 3% Administrative Fee)
- Please indicate if your project might be appropriate for an UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERN (Fall RFP only)
- List of PRIOR CLIMATE CENTER PROPOSALS AND RESULTS (this section is not included in the three-page limit in order to provide enough space for the results)
The proposal should be no longer than 3 pages (including FIGURES, TABLES, ETC.) plus 1 page for results from prior Climate Center support, have 1-inch margins on all 4 sides and font should be 11pt or larger.
2. Answer. An itemized budget not to exceed $10,000 is required with each proposal and is part of the page limit. Although the administrative fee is exclusive of the $10,000 budget limit, please include fringe for salaries.
Budget was increased from $8,000 to $10,000 effective October 2012.
3. Answer. Although Climate Center Awards do not have the standard LDEO ICR fee of 53%, there is an administrative charge of 3% on Climate Center Awards. Do not add the administrative fee to your budget; it will be added automatically to the award.
4. Answer. The RFP is twice a year: April and October. However, we will consider a proposal request outside of the two RFPs if it is time-sensitive. A very strong argument needs to be made though in the application.
- To fund Climate Center Visitors to LDEO and GISS
- To fund mini-conferences
- To fund undergraduate research
- To fund start-up research projects
- To fund (partially) a Marie Tharp or LDEO postdoctoral fellow
- A PI cannot be the lead PI on more than one proposal submission per RFP.
- A PI cannot be a co-PI on more than two proposal submissions per RFP.
If a PI submits more than one proposal per RFP as lead PI or more than two proposals as co-PI/lead PI, then the PI will be asked to withdraw all but the allowed one or two submissions.
16. Answer. A lecturer in climate studies who spends a week at LDEO and GISS meeting and collaborating with the scientific staff. The lecturer gives two presentations at LDEO, and one at GISS (one geared towards a general audience, the second on an esoteric topic, and a seminar at GISS geared towards modelers). Travel support and an honorarium of $1,700.00 USD are given to the lecturer.
18. Answer. Yes. One to two undergraduate research projects are chosen from the October submissions. For more information regarding this program, please contact Martin Stute directly (martins at ldeo.columbia.edu)
19. Answer. No, they are two distinct entities. Please contact Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (+1-212-678-5562) for information regarding the Center for Climate Systems Research.