Indiana Wildlife Federation
Ohio Sea Grant Issues Request for Proposals for 2018-2020 Research Projects
Pre-Proposals Due: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio and Lake Erie. Pre-proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
This year Ohio Sea Grant’s main priorities for funding include:
– Crude Oil Transport (e.g., risk, economic evaluation of transport methods, outreach and education materials for risk evaluation, spill and emergency preparedness)
– Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (e.g., impacts to biota, ability of both wastewater and water treatment facilities to address these issues, concentrations within receiving waterbodies)
– Tourism and Coastal Economic Development (e.g., market and nonmarket value of the Lake Erie watershed)
– Aquaculture (e.g., research and extension efforts that support improvements in nutrition, reproduction, larval rearing, and genomics that seek to address questions, barriers, or hurdles impeding the advancement of aquaculture initiatives)
– Sensor Technology Development (e.g., nutrient and toxin sensors)
– Environmental Economics
– Environmental Education Curriculum to compliment the Lake Erie Literacy Principles
In addition to these priorities, Ohio Sea Grant also works with state agencies like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to address state needs through research. Specific agency priorities are listed in the proposal guidelines, with research directly addressing these needs encouraged, but not required.
Because the preference is to support a variety of projects, proposals should not exceed $60,000 per year, including indirect costs. Projects lasting up to two years are acceptable. The application and use, as well as social and economic impacts of research results, are important considerations for Ohio Sea Grant funding, as is collaboration with industry and state, regional or federal agencies.
Visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu/research/funding for proposal guidelines, required forms and to submit your documents. The page also includes Ohio Sea Grant’s 2018-2021 strategic plan to guide researchers on aligning their projects with state priorities.
A webinar on June 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. will discuss the full proposal process and give researchers a chance to ask questions. Full proposals will be due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017.
Kristen Fussell, Research Development and Grants Manager, Ohio Sea Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-247-7439
On the web at ohioseagrant.osu.edu/news/2017/tmlyv/pr
Chi-Cal Rivers Fund: 2017 Funding Opportunity
Webinar: Tuesday, May 23, 10:00-11:00 am CT
Proposals Due: July 10, 2017
Join the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for a webinar on May 23, 2017 at 10:00 am CT to learn about the grant funding opportunity to be offered through the Chi-Cal Rivers Fund.
On May 15, the 2017 Chi-Cal Rivers Fund Request for Proposals will be available at www.nfwf.org/chi-cal. Grant funding for work in the Chicago and Calumet region will be awarded in three categories:
Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal and local governments. Proposals will be due on July 10, 2017.
Webinar participants will learn about funding priorities, what to expect during the application process, see examples of past projects, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions of fund administrators. The webinar will begin at 10:00 am Central Time and last for approximately 1 hour.
A recording of the webinar will be available at www.nfwf.org/chi-cal following the conclusion of the live program.
Please contact Aislinn Gauchay (612-564-7284; email@example.com) or Traci Giefer (612-564-7296; firstname.lastname@example.org) at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation more information.
Michigan Sea Grant
Due: 5 p.m. on May 26, 2017
Michigan Sea Grant is soliciting proposals for innovative research projects
and graduate fellowships for the 2018-2020 funding period. Michigan Sea Grant
sends out RFPs for research projects every two years. Michigan Sea Grant will
support three types of research this funding cycle:
• Integrated Assessment – Research that uses Integrated Assessment
methods to address important social and ecological issues affecting the Great
Lakes, up to $75,000 per year for two years.
• Core Research – Basic core research on issues currently affecting the
Great Lakes ecosystem, up to $100,000 per year for two years.
• Graduate Student Research Fellowships – Graduate student (M.S. or
Ph.D.) research fellowships for one or two years, up to $50,000 total per
Funding for Integrated Assessment and Core Research will support two-year
projects that begin February 1, 2018, and end by January 31, 2020. Fellowships
may begin in 2018 (one or two year period) or 2019 (one year period).
Qualified researchers at accredited Michigan universities are eligible to be
Principal Investigators on MISG-funded projects. Graduate fellowships will
support a graduate student enrolled at an accredited Michigan university with
support of a faculty member from that institution.
All proposals require a 50 percent non-federal match (one non-federal dollar
for every two federal dollars requested). Funding is contingent upon NOAA
approval and congressional appropriation of funds.
The deadline for Integrated Assessment and Core Research pre-proposals is 5
p.m. March 3, 2017 (EST). Graduate Student Research Fellowship proposals are
due by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2017. Funding decisions will be announced early
For details on these opportunities, see:
Michigan Sea Grant
University of Michigan
520 E. Liberty St., Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210