General Research Information
All scientists interested in performing research at RMBL must submit an application for review by the Science Director and Research Committee. The Research Committee is comprised of Current and Former RMBL Scientists, including Nick Waser, Diane Campbell, Brian Enquist, Bobbi Peckarsky, Nate Sanders, and Steve Smith.

The deadline for new and renewal research projects is February 1st.

Please read the research code before submitting an application. It is especially important to describe your reasons for selecting the RMBL as a research site.

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    RMBL Scientist Steve Horn at work.
    Photo by Gesa Michel

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    Research Site below Gothic Mountain.
    Photo by Laurel Runcie

During a researcher's first summer at RMBL, we ask that you map your research sites. Scientists need to map any research sites that they expect the Lab to manage or other scientists to be aware of. Additionally, any sites that have equipment left out over winter need to be mapped and fully documented. All research sites need to be mapped with RMBL's GPS equipment. Contact for more information.

Interested researchers must provide their own funding and grants can be run through RMBL if desired. Researchers submitting grants to foundations or government agencies to conduct research at RMBL must get their proposal reviewed and approved by the Executive Director prior to submission. The proposal and budget must be submitted to the Executive Director at least 1 week before the proposal deadline. This requirement applies to all grants, including grants run through the RMBL and run through other institutions. RMBL staff will review the budget to make sure it is in line with the RMBL fee structure. Staff will review the proposal for potential impacts or conflicts, as well as potential logistical, permitting, or land access challenges. Finally, researchers' infrastructure needs and whether RMBL can meet such needs, will be assessed.

For information on past and current projects, you can search our research database by PI last name, project title, organism, or year.

All research applications can be found here. Applications include: New/Renewal, Continuing, Research Assistant, Visiting Scientist, Guest/Alumni. In addition, Researcher and Graduate Student Fellowships Applications, the Portable Weather Station Application, and the Animal Care Protocol Form are also found on the application page.

Notice for Scientists submitting NSF pre-proposals in January.

Scientists submitting pre-proposals in early 2014 and needing assistance from RMBL staff should contact us at least 2 weeks before the deadline. Staff responses over the holidays will be delayed.

Research Support
1. RMBL Research Fellowship - for scientists.

2. RMBL Graduate Fellowships - for graduate students.

3. Scientist Volunteer Form - for scientists who would like volunteer assistance.

Other Useful Information

Review of 2013 Annual Operations
Fall Researcher Memo 2013
Grant Manual - Grant Opportunities
Mexican Cut Nature Preserve
Rates & Fees
Summer Info
The Distributed Environmental Sensing / Weather Station Project (aka RMBLnet).