The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting preliminary proposals under its Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations focus area through two grant categories.Preliminary proposals submitted in response to this request for proposal (RFP) are due by Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Grants awarded under the Ecological and Biological Fisheries Research to Inform Management RFP are intended to:
- Enhance the ability of managers/agencies to respond to changes in the fishery and ecosystem
- Build research capacity and management expertise needed to understand and manage the Great Lakes ecosystem for sustainable production of valuable species
- Reduce the cost of fishery management in relation to benefits provided
Grants awarded under the Social, Economic, and Technology Research to Inform Policy and Practice RFP are intended to:
- Build awareness and understanding of the impacts and costs of invasive species, and of the social, economic, and recreational values provided by the fishery
- Leverage new resources to combat invasive species and support the fishery
- Build knowledge and capacity for the suppression of existing invasive species and prevention of new introductions
The 2016 RFPs include updated requirements regarding the communication of research findings to target audiences. For more information and to submit a preliminary proposal, visit the GLFT website at www.glft.org. The GLFT will only accept submissions online on or before 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
If you have questions regarding the program area or a preliminary proposal submission, please contact Jonathon Beard, grant manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 371-7468.
Source: Great Lakes Fishery Trust