Job and Grant Opportunities with Other Organizations

Job and Grant Opportunities with Other Organizations

Jobs and Fellowships

John G. Shedd Aquarium

The John G. Shedd Aquarium is hiring a new Coordinator of Conservation Policy & Advocacy. View posting here.

Posted: 5/30/18

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan Coastal Program

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake Michigan Coastal Program Seeks Grants Assistant to Join the Team.

The LMCP provides technical and financial assistance to state, regional, and local partners to protect, preserve and utilize coastal resources. The program also helps coordinate state agency action on coastal management issues. Housed within the Indiana DNR’s Division of Nature Preserves, the Lake Michigan Coastal Program works to enhance the State’s role in planning for and managing natural and cultural resources in the coastal region and to support partnerships between federal, state and local agencies and organizations.

The Coastal Program Grants Assistant is responsible for performing administrative tasks, as well as reviewing grant project work products and materials pertaining to projects funded by the LMCP in the Lake Michigan Watershed. Additionally, the Grants Assistant maintains up-to-date databases of project information and communicates with grantees and stakeholders about ongoing and upcoming projects.

To accomplish this, the position works with the Grants Specialist on project data management, including:

  • Revising and updating grant project outreach materials for LMCP funded projects
  • Catalog and synthesizing all previous Coastal Grant project work
  • Conducting on-site project inspections and review of active projects
  • Assisting in reporting project data and performance measures

This position is based at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton, Indiana.

To Apply:
Interested candidates can access the online application at:
Click “Apply for State Jobs” (on left side)
Click “advanced search”
Enter Job Opening ID: 615747
Posting Title – Coastal Grants Program Assistant


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program Small Research Grants
Due: July 23, 3018 @ 5pm CDT

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG) has limited funds to invest in promising research projects relevant to southern Lake Michigan and surrounding coastal communities. For 2018, IISG will invest in projects that would benefit from “seed” or “completion” funds. Funding can be used:

  •  To conduct preliminary investigations that will facilitate an expanded proposal to another funding source (seed projects).
  • To pursue questions that arose during a previous study and, if investigated, will provide key information that could bridge the gap between research and societal impacts, e.g. behavior change, policy change (completion projects).

Projects should focus on one or more of the following topic areas: Aquaculture; Aquatic Invasive Species; Coastal Restoration; Contaminants (Legacy or Emerging); Crude Oil Transport; Ecosystem Resiliency; Fisheries; Land Use Planning; Sustainable Communities; Tourism and Recreation; Water Quality; Water Supply.

Investigators may request up to $10,000 from IISG and must provide at least 50 percent match in non-federal funds. Funding will be provided for one year beginning October 1, 2018, or the date of the award, and projects should be completed by September 30, 2019. Project investigators from educational or research institutions in Illinois or Indiana, including universities, museums, and other NGOs, are eligible for these funds.

Proposals should be submitted by 5 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. EDT) July 23, 2018. The full RFP, including application and submission instructions, can be found here:

Learn more about IISG funding opportunities here:


NOAA Announces Great Lakes B-WET Funding Opportunity
Due: July 27, 2018

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Great Lakes Region) is seeking proposals under the Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program.  Great Lakes B-WET supports programs that provide placed-based, hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the Great Lakes watershed for students and related professional development for educators.  Successful projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE).  NOAA’s B-WET Program is a place-based education program with seven regions.

For details on the FY19 Great Lakes B-WET grant competition, please go to  or link directly to the full Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement at:

Grant Opportunity: NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2019-2005603

FY19 Great Lakes Bay Watershed Education and Training Program

The deadline for proposals is July 27, 2018 for awards beginning January 2019.  Individual award amounts are between $25,000 and $75,000 and the award period is between 12 and 18 months.

For additional information or to discuss proposal ideas, please contact Ellen Brody at 734-741-2270 or

The Great Lakes B-WET Program is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


Request for Proposals: Agricultural Use of Dredged Material from Ohio’s Toledo Harbor
Due: August 3, 2018

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission seeks proposals for the Lake Erie Protection Fund to study and inform agricultural uses of Toledo Harbor dredged material and seeks proposals to access the Center of Dredge Innovation located in Toledo, Ohio.

Each year, the Toledo Harbor is dredged to maintain the shipping channel, which involves removing 850,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Maumee River and bay. Historically, the dredged material was deposited in Lake Erie. However, with passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2015, that practice is prohibited effective July 1, 2020. One alternative to open Lake disposal is using the Toledo Harbor dredged material as a farm field soil amendment.

The Commission is specifically looking for research to determine the benefits and appropriateness of applying Toledo Harbor dredged material to farm fields in Northwest Ohio.

Possible submissions might consider research in the areas of crop yield evaluation, field dewatering techniques, quality or nutrient evaluation, material application or incorporation techniques, and nutrient containment techniques.

Available Research Field:

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, using Heathy Lake Erie Funds, recently completed construction of a farm field dredge research site, called the Center of Dredge Innovation. Located on the western bank of the Maumee River, the 10-acre site consists of four cells (filled with 70,000 cubic yards of dredged material) and two edge of field treatment cells. The facility is now available for farm field research.

Available Grants:

Projects of up to $50,000 will be considered for funding through the Lake Erie Protection Fund, with funding available through December of 2019. All projects require a 25% match and indirect costs are limited to 10%. For projects awarded under this Lake Erie Protection Fund RFP, proposals may request a grant period up to 18 months if needed to encompass a full growing season. Preference will be given to projects that:

• Utilize the Center of Dredge Innovation

• Target crops typically grown in Northwest Ohio, such as corn and soybeans and specialty crops

• Engage area farmers to advise on the proposed research

Proposals for grants under the Lake Erie Protection Fund and proposals for use of the Center of Dredge Innovation are both due August 3, 2018, and will be awarded at the September 2018 Commission meeting.

A preapplication meeting and tour of the Center of Dredge Innovation will take place in June of 2018. See and for more information about the Lake Erie Dredged Material Program and the Toledo Harbor. Additional information or data related to the Center of Dredge Innovation or the dredge can be made available upon request to the contacts below.

Please visit the Commission’s website at for application materials and to obtain more information about the Lake Erie Protection Fund.

If you have any further questions about the grant application or grants process, please contact Sandra Kosek-Sills at (419) 357-2775. If you have questions about this RFP or to be added to a mailing list for future communications regarding dredged materials, please contact David Emerman at (330) 963-1283;

Michigan Office of the Great Lakes: Special grant opportunity available to support coastal ecosystems and communities
Due: September 4, 2018

The OGL’s Coastal Management Program today announces a grant funding opportunity focusing on healthy coastal habitats, waters and communities.

Coastal Program Manager Ronda Wuycheck said, “for this initiative, we’re seeking to partner with coastal communities on nature-based solutions while improving connections to the coast for public use and enjoyment.”

The grant funding opportunity will make $300,000 available for planning projects that protect, preserve, restore and enhance coastal ecosystems. Coastal Management Program staff will provide technical assistance and guidance to grantees.

View the grant funding opportunity.

Complete applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than September 4, 2018. For more information, visit the Coastal Program’s website or contact Karen Boase.

For a list of foundations and other funding sources that also may be able to provide financial backing for your project follow the links below:


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