RFF welcomes the contributions of individuals and institutions who believe in the power of new technologies—satellites, remote sensing, big data, predictive modeling, and other emerging approaches and techniques—as the basis for analytical insights that enable smarter policy decisions.
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Co-funding from other research grants or sources of funds is strongly encouraged. The starting date is flexible but applicants are encouraged to target a start date no later than July 1, 2018.
Interim written and oral reports to RFF will be required at intervals during project execution.
Since 1952, Resources for the Future (RFF) has been a leader in economic analysis and policy innovation for managing environmental and natural resources.
Molly Macauley, former RFF Vice President for Research, was a pioneer in her field—helping decisionmakers understand the economics of space. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy in her honor.
First Step: Applicants submit a brief pre-proposal limited to three pages, single-spaced, with no smaller than 11-point font and 1-inch margins.
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Research teams will be expected to work with the VALUABLES Consortium’s outreach and communications team to integrate their research results into VALUABLES’ capacity-building and communications products, which may include fact sheets, blog posts, and webinars.
The Macauley Award is open to researchers at US-based universities and nonprofit research institutions.
Email final proposals to [email protected] a single PDF file.
Final proposals will be reviewed by a panel of experts from the academic and policy communities.
VALUABLES is focused on advancing innovative uses of existing methods and developing new techniques for valuing the information provided by Earth observations, especially those derived from satellites and aircraft.