By streamlining the funding process, CESUs efficiently facilitate collaboration between partner research institutions and federal agencies on research that informs environmental and cultural management decision-making for the agencies.
A federal agency partner, like the National Park Service or Department of Defense, submits a project opportunity, called a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI). The host posts the oppportunity to the website and distributes to the members of our mailing list.
A principal investigator (PI) from a member non-federal partner institution, like a university or non-profit organization, applies to be a principal investigator (PI) on projects that align with their specific interests and areas of expertise by responding to the RSOI.
The federal partner selects a PI from the non-federal partner applicants. Then, the project commences and the non-federal partner receives funding for research and/or technical assistance from the PI.
The CW CESU maintains an online database of all projects associated with our CESU. Whenever possible, digital copies of the task agreement and the final reports have been attached to each project. You can explore the database by toggling each option below. You can open a full screen version in a separate browser window of the database by clicking the view larger version of any of the embedded views:
If you have a current or completed CW CESU project that is not listed, please notify us by emailing a copy of the Task Agreement and/or any modification to Dan Filer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project reports for each federal agency within the CW CESU are embedded below alphabetically by agency. Click on each federal partner name to expand that section.
Filtering and sorting can also be applied, but will not affect the source data. Click on individual cards to learn more about each project.
Please contact Dan Filer, CW CESU NPS Research Coordinator, at email@example.com about any missing or incorrect project data.
The BIA has not yet processed any projects through the CW CESU. A project report will be uploaded upon entry of the first project.
NASA has not yet processed any projects through the CW CESU. A project report will be uploaded upon entry of the first project.