Press Release

RFF’s VALUABLES Consortium Accepting Applications for $300,000 in Grants to Assess the Benefits of Satellites

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2019
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Resources for the Future (RFF) announced today that its VALUABLES Consortium is accepting applications for $300,000 in Grants to Assess the Benefits of Satellites (GABS).

GABS will fund research that quantifies the benefits of satellite data when they are used to make decisions that improve socioeconomically meaningful outcomes for people and/or the environment. The VALUABLES Consortium expects to make no more than three awards under GABS, each in the range of $100,000.

First-round proposals for this opportunity are due by 5 p.m. ET on December 5, 2019. Application details can be found at

RFF is offering these grants though its VALUABLES Consortium, a cooperative agreement with NASA to quantify and communicate the socioeconomic benefits of Earth observations.

Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. Its mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. RFF is committed to being the most widely trusted source of research insights and policy solutions leading to a healthy environment and a thriving economy.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed here are those of the individual authors and may differ from those of other RFF experts, its officers, or its directors. RFF does not take positions on specific legislative proposals.

SpaceRef staff editor.