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Watershed, Soil, and Air

Project Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Project proposals must address the following criteria in order to be considered by the T&D Steering Committee. They must:

  • Nationally significant: Explain how your proposal addresses a need that exists nationally or in more than one USFS region.
  • Visible link to field applications: Explain how your proposal addresses a need at the field-level.
  • Partnership potential: Explain how your proposal incorporates input or participation from internal and/or external partners. What other partners might participate in the project?
  • Not scientific research: Verify that the proposal is not research, but technology development or technology transfer. Technology development is defines as the practical application of research science to solve agency soil, water, or air problems. Research is defined as a detailed stufy of a subject, especially in order to discover new information or reach a new understanding.

As a reminder, projects cannot be:

  • Research in nature
  • Viewed as regular forest work
  • Viewed as a request for funding to achieve a desired forest project
  • Funded for grants