The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is now soliciting full proposals for its Science Transfer Program.
Proposal Deadline: Proposals are due July 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EST. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.
Proposed projects may not begin before January 1, 2015. Typical Science Transfer Program projects are one to two years long and range in funding from $5,000 to $25,000. Total annual funding available for the Science Transfer Program is typically $50,000.
Submittal Procedures: Proposals are to be submitted online at: http://www.glfc.org/proposal/login.php. Further instructions can be found at this website.
Program Description: The Science Transfer Program is designed to promote partnerships through the communication of information about Great Lakes ecosystems and their fish communities, sea lamprey control, and emerging ecological concepts and technologies to fishery researchers and managers, governments, and the public. The program provides a dedicated source of funding to support the objectives and activities described in A Joint Strategic Plan for Management of Great Lakes Fisheries and the commission’s partnership vision statement.
Types of Projects: Science transfer projects include all forms of commission-sponsored communication related to scientific and technical information. Types of activities used to disseminate information may include, but are not limited to:
– science-transfer and training workshops
– other workshops and symposia
– management planning and objective setting
– development and maintenance of lake-wide databases
– development of scientific review papers
– publication of research in print, CD, and web-based media.
A description of the types of projects eligible for funding through the Science Transfer Program is available on the Science Transfer website. The commission may fund other types of projects that contribute to the goals of the Science Transfer Program, but investigators should contact the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Science Director (email@example.com) to discuss potential projects that are not easily placed in the categories listed above.
Source: Great Lakes Fishery Commission