To apply, first review the LI-COR Environmental Education Fund (LEEF) program rules and guidelines. Then follow the steps below that are relevant to the package(s) of your choice.
The following letters can be used to introduce LEEF to your department and/or institution. Modify a letter to fit your needs, then submit it to the appropriate personnel.
Complete the online application. LI-COR reviews applications on a continuing basis and will notify you within two to three weeks.
To cover the remaining cost, PUIs can use National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants, trust fund or regional grants, department funds, start-up funds, president's discretionary funds, institution funds, funds from alumni associations or community groups, and other sources.
Training is included for the following packages: LEEF Plant Physiology Packages, LEEF Eddy Covariance Package, and Soil Flux Packages (online training).
A LEEF-exclusive 5-day training course includes instrument use, measurements, data analysis, classroom use, troubleshooting, and chamber and accessory use for the LI-6800 Portable Photosynthesis System. Offered every year in June. 2- and 3-day training courses offer a condensed version of the 5-day training course.
A two-hour virtual training course includes basic instrument and software functionality for the LI-600 Porometer/Fluorometer.
A 3-day training course includes instrument use, theory, data processing, maintenance, and related topics. Offered several times throughout the year in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Online training throughout the year includes the opportunity to ask questions and interact with our scientists.
During a 2-day visit, LI-COR staff assist with installing the eddy covariance system. You will receive guidance on proper configuration and integration of system components. Staff will also assist with initial processing and analysis of data. With on-site installation, your system is ready for classroom use immediately.