Research Office

ABOUT

Welcome to the College of Natural Resources Research Office resources area. Here you will find current grant information and opportunities within the college. The college’s traditional areas of research strength — such as paper science and engineering, forest management and conservation, and parks, recreation and tourism management — are complemented by multidisciplinary approaches to solving our modern global challenges.

The Research Development Office offers a wide range of pre-award services, including assistance with identifying funding opportunities, budget development, writing budget justifications, analyzing requests for proposals, partner identification and facilitation, as well as internal and external proposal processing.

The post-award services we provide include new award meetings, guidance of Federal, State, University, and Sponsor regulations and requirements, pre-audit and approval of expenditures, release time and summer salary for Principal Investigators, project budget development, analysis, and projections, budget revisions, no-cost extension requests, subcontract agreement and modification requests, cost sharing commitments, and managing grant close- out activities.

DEPARTMENTS

PRTM faculty, research associates, and graduate students are actively engaged in high impact scholarship leading to science-driven solutions to enhance the social, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. Our research findings are critical to and help inform major policy debates related to human health and well-being, especially issues related to physical activity, land use and landscape design, social justice, sustainable tourism practices and rural vitality, and climate change.

Forest Biomaterial (FB) creates fundamental science and applied engineering solutions creating new knowledge and results that benefit partners interested the biomaterials, bioenergy, pulp and paper industry, wood products and allied industries. FB is also dedicated to developing futuristic products and new processes that derive sustainable value from nature in an environmentally responsible way.

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) is recognized worldwide for our cutting-edge research. Our efforts not only lead to new breakthroughs in industry practices, they serve as a valuable training ground for students interested in working on the frontline of their chosen fields. Our innovative ideas and projects lead to sustainable real-world solutions and solidify us as the go-to place to solve natural resources challenges.

CENTERS

The works of the Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA) serves a common purpose: advancing innovative solutions to grand societal challenges. Many of our tools and applications are open-source, free and adaptable for others to use. Through our research, we support a wide range of real-world stakeholders facing complex problems, such as tracking the movement of endangered species or minimizing the flood danger posed by future hurricanes.

The Center for Industrial Research Programs in Forestry works with industrial and agency partners to conduct relevant research using a cooperative model. All of the programs within this umbrella center place a heavy emphasis on meaningful research results, technology transfer and graduate student training.

COOPERATIVES

When we all work together, we create a bigger impact on the world around us. The College of Natural Resources regularly teams up with community and business leaders, policymakers, educators, students and members of the general public to ensure that our research is making a difference to both the public and private sectors. Through cooperatives, consortia, centers and institutions, we collaborate to create solutions to real-world issues.

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