Small Grants for Collaborative Research in the Americas (SGP-CRA)

2012-2014

Planned Period of Performance, with no-cost extension ends on 31 December 2015

SGP-CRA involves 13 of the IAI’s 19 member countries, with 9 PIs and 67 Co-PIs in 53 institutions. 96 students have been involved and 59 students received scholarships from projects (an investment of US$ 248,819). 111 students participated in training activities and workshops funded by projects. The total additional funding leveraged is of US$ 13,440,066.

SGP-CRA# Title Principal Investigator (PI) PI Country PI Institution Participating Countries Budget (US$)
005 Towards an integrated assessment of water security under global change in the Americas CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
cascott_AT_email.arizona.edu
USA University of Arizona Argentina, Chile, Mexico, USA 300,000
2015 DIVERSUS: Links between functional diversity; ecosystems and social dynamics: a wrap-up of concepts; methods and baseline information SANDRA DIAZ
sdiaz_AT_com.uncor.edu
Argentina Universidad Nacional de Córdoba Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, USA 300,000
2021 TROPI-DRY:Human; ecological and biophysical dimensions of tropical dry forests ARTURO G. SANCHEZ AZOFEIFA arturo.sanchez_AT_ualberta.ca Canada University of Alberta Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico 300,000
2031 From farm-level management to governance of landscapes: Climate; water and land use decisions in the plains of Southern South America ESTEBAN G. JOBBAGY
and FEDERICO BERT
jobbagy_AT_gmail.com
fbert_AT_agro.uba.ar
Argentina Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, USA 299,927
2047 Documenting; understanding and projecting changes in the hydrological cycle in the American cordillera BRIAN H. LUCKMAN luckman_AT_uwo.ca Canada University of Western Ontario Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico, USA 246,510
2048 Landfalling tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific basin GRACIELA BINIMELIS RAGA graciela.raga_AT_gmail.com Mexico Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Chile, Mexico, Panama, USA 264,000
2050 Paleotempestology of the Caribbean region: a multi-proxy; multi-site study of the spatial and temporal variability of Caribbean hurricane activity KAM BIU LIU
kliu1_AT_lsu.edu
USA Louisiana State University Costa Rica, USA 299,902
2060 Small coffee producers and adaptive options for a changing climate: the risks and challenges of certification for ecosystem services EDWIN J. CASTELLANOS ecastell_AT_uvg.edu.gt Guatemala Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, USA 297,600
2076 SACC: An international consortium for the study of ocean related global and climate changes in South America ALBERTO PIOLA apiola_AT_hidro.gov.ar Argentina Servicio de Hidrografia Naval Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, USA 300,000