The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, announces the availability of grant funding in the following five research and conservation areas:
* Marine Mammals and Climate Change in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea
* Calibration of New Methods for Surveying Marine Mammals
* Alternative Observer Coverage for Marine Mammal Species at High Risk from Fishery Interactions
* Building Capacity for Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in the Caribbean Region
* Assessment and Conservation of Sirenians
All persons, organizations, and agencies are eligible to apply, including parties within and outside the United States. Applications for funding for land or easement acquisition, political advocacy, lobbying, or litigation will not be considered. The Commission expects that the majority of awards under this program will fall in the range of $25,000 to $125,000. However, the Commission has not specified upper or lower limits to award size, other than that the total amount of awards is not expected to be greater than $400,000. Funding is provided by the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission.
Pre-proposals are due on August 5, 2009. To see the full RFP and apply online, visit www.nfwf.org/marinemammals.
Assistant Director, Marine Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1133 Fifteenth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005