Marine Mammal Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Topic Area A: Research and Conservation’ and ‘Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity’.

Funding brief: The Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting research pre-proposals until January 7, 2019. The Commission will ONLY accept proposals on the focal area described below. There is no concurrent open call for proposals this year. Preference may be given to proposals requesting $50,000 or less; however, exceptional proposals requesting larger amounts (not to exceed $100,000) will be considered. Additional weight will be given to proposals that leverage other resources, have matching funds, or are highly collaborative in nature. At the time of posting, the federal government is working under a continuing resolution. Availability of funds to support research is dependent on passage of a final/full budget for the Commission.

Focal Area: Impacts of a changing ocean on marine mammals of importance to Alaska Natives Maintaining marine mammals as functioning elements of healthy ecosystems and as resources for subsistence needs of Alaska Native communities, requires understanding the role of marine mammals in the ecosystem and how they may be impacted by ongoing changes in the environment and human use of marine areas. Access to accurate and precise information is imperative for sound decision-making, and can be facilitated by co-production of knowledge between scientists and Alaska Native communities.

Proposals must include meaningful engagement of representatives of Alaska Native communities or organizations, including outreach with those communities or organizations on the details of the project. Preference may be given to projects that include Indigenous Knowledge as well as those that include provisions for data sharing or other engagement with the Alaska Ocean Observing System or other similar publicly accessible data portal that allows for integration and visualization of a broad variety of data sources. Impacts on marine mammals of a changing ocean may include effects of ocean acidification, changes in ice cover, shifts in weather, climate change, harmful algal blooms, or changes in phenology and/or distribution of marine mammal predators or prey.

Topic Area A: Research and Conservation
Proposals on basic or applied marine mammal research, development of new technologies, or those explicitly related to marine mammal conservation, policy or management, should be submitted to this topic area.

Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity
Proposals requesting funds for conferences, workshops, symposia, education, outreach, or publication development should be submitted to this topic area.

Donor Name: Marine Mammal Commission
Funding name: No specific fund name

Pre-proposal deadline: Monday, January, 7th, 2019 11:59pm EST
Full proposal submission deadline (invited applicants only): Monday, April, 1st, 2019 11:59pm EST

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Funding limit: In this round, grants are available from £50,000 to £200,000.

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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Not found

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

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How to apply:
Pre-proposals and proposals should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to the Research Program Officer, Marine Mammal Commission, e-mail address: All applicants are required to have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the time of award.

Proposed projects must fit within our current funding opportunity. Pre-proposals must not exceed three pages single-sided using 12-point font. Each pre-proposal must include a title page that will NOT count toward the 3-page limit. The title page should include the title of the proposal, a list of any co-PIs, the topic area to which the proposal is being submitted (Topic Area A: Research and Conservation or Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity), and PI contact information: name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail addresses, phone numbers including country code, and Web page (if any).

The 3-page limit for the rest of the pre-proposal includes literature cited, photos, pictures, graphs, figures and all supporting information except for CVs. The pre-proposal must clearly articulate:
1) which oceanic environmental changes are impacting marine mammal species and ecosystems,
2) what species is/are being impacted, and 3) how the project will engage with representatives of Alaska Native communities or organizations. Additionally, the pre-proposal should include a timeline, and a budget (including any matching funds).

Applicants should submit a brief CV (2 pages or less) for each PI in addition to their proposal.

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