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The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department funds scientific inquiry on OSMP lands on an annual cycle as part of its "Funded Research Program." This program started in 1995. The data file on the open data catalog has grant history going back to 2016. Earlier records are available, but are not collated and ready for release at this time; these records are, however, available upon request.

The Funded Research Program has four goals:

  1. Provide a mechanism for training scientists and land managers.
  2. Address short-term and long-term management needs.
  3. Solidify relationships with the research community.
  4. View Open Space as an integral part of the Front Range.

Each year, staff reviews incoming proposals for merit (proposal organization, management merit, intellectual merit, methods, personnel qualifications, schedule and resources) and decides which to fund. For more information, please see: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/funded-research-program

Data and Resources

Format Title and Description
OSMP Funded Research Awards Dataset

OSMP Funded Research Awards Dataset

This dataset contains information on funded OSMP research projects.

OSMP Funded Research Awards Data Dictionary

OSMP Funded Research Awards Data Dictionary

Definitions of fields in OSMP funded research awards dataset.

Areas of Inquiry

Use the information below to explore possible uses for this dataset.

What topics receive the most funding? How much money does OSMP spend each year on it’s Funded Research Program?

Details

Maintained By Brian Anacker
Author Brian Anacker
Update Frequency Annually
Department Open Space and Mountain Parks
Categories Environment and Public Land, Recreation, Arts, and Culture
Sustainability Framework Category Environmentally Sustainable
License Creative Commons CCZero This material is Open Data
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