Soil Flux LEEF Application Information
1. Gain the support of your department and institution
The following letter can be used to introduce LEEF to your department and/or institution. Modify it to fit your needs and submit it to the appropriate personnel. Use the letter for the package of your choice:LEEF Carbon Monitoring Letter
LEEF Soil Flux Letter
2. Apply for the LEEF grant
Complete the on-line application. LI‑COR reviews applications on a continuing basis and will notify you within two to three weeks.Application
3. Pursue the remaining funds
To cover the remaining cost, PUIs have used NSF grants, 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. See our Grant Information page for help in finding and applying for funds.
4. Attend Online Training
The LI-8100A Automated Soil CO2 Flux System is easy to use, but we do offer on-line training throughout the year to provide users an opportunity to ask questions and interact with our scientists. Along with the instrument, you will receive Training DVDs which cover set-up of the instrument, taking measurements, and analyzing data.