Learn more about the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program!

Full Proposal Deadline is October 11, 2022

As you may have heard, BIO recently launched the new Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program. PACSP focuses on urgent biodiversity conservation problems and seeks to support research that will make significant and impactful progress in advancing conservation science and practice in the U.S.

The program aims to fund integrative research via projects that span both basic and applied conservation research endeavors. It supports interdisciplinary partnerships between scientists and conservation practitioners to implement science-based conservation action plans and to inform both conservation efficacy and the science on which those plans are based.

The solicitation, 22-613, details how PACSP can support conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution and contributes to the development and implementation of evidence-based activities and/or technology solutions to advance biodiversity conservation. The program calls for proposals that involve the implementation of conservation activities via academic-conservation organization partnerships.

The strongest projects will include ongoing assessment of biodiversity outcomes that inform both scientific understanding and conservation actions. A significant distinction between the PACSP program and other NSF programs is that proposals to this program must make clear and well-defined connections between basic research questions and the implementation of conservation focused actions.

This new program is the result of a new partnership with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and projects will be jointly funded by the two foundations. Please see the solicitation for specific eligibility criteria for conservation-action partners and detailed instructions for how to submit the budgets that will support both the conservation research plan and conservation activities led by conservation partners, respectively.

For more information and notice of program webinars visit the Program page.