[MARMAM] ACS-Puget Sound Chapter Research Grant-Request for Proposals

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Mon Feb 19 10:21:18 PST 2007


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ACS Puget Sound Grants for 2007

Request for Research Proposals

The American Cetacean Society (ACS), the oldest whale and dolphin  
conservation organization (est. 1967) protects whales, dolphins,  
porpoises, and their habitats and ecosystems through public education,  
research grants, and conservation actions. ACS has supported worthwhile  
research projects in past years and continues to do so today.
 
The Puget Sound Chapter of ACS (ACS/PS) was re-established in the  
summer of 1999 and has more than 70 members. Despite being a newer  
chapter, we have already awarded one grant in 2000 and two grants in  
2001, one in 2002, two in 2004, and one in 2005. This year we are again  
offering two (2) grants. One grant ($750)

will be open to research of any cetacean species within Inland waters  
of Washington State and British Columbia (Salish Sea), and a second  
grant ($500) will be limited to research of coastal marine and riverine  
small cetaceans in South and Southeast  Asia such as the Indo-Pacific  
humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis (chinensis and plumbea)), Irrawaddy  
dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris), and Ganges (Platanista gangetica  
gangetica) and Indus (Platanista gangetica minor) river dolphins.


Eligibility

For both grants: The individual conducting the research must submit the  
proposal, in addition to a CV.  Project Managers or Principal  
Investigators will oversee all fieldwork. Applicants must have obtained  
any necessary permits or authorizations for conducting the proposed  
research prior to any awards being disbursed.
 

South and Southeast Asia Coastal and River Dolphin Research Grant: The  
individual applying must be affiliated with an academic institution or  
conservation organization. The research must be conducted in rivers or  
coastal waters of South or Southeast Asia. The individual must be a  
resident of the region in which the research is being performed.
 

Salish Sea Research Grant: This grant is available to undergraduate  
students currently enrolled in a college or university and graduate  
students currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a masters or doctorate  
program who meet the evaluation criteria. The research must be  
conducted within the Inland waters of Washington State and British  
Columbia (Salish Sea). Researchers of any nationality are eligible to  
apply.
 
Proposals will be accepted through 20 MARCH 2007, and letters of  
acceptance or denial will be issued no later than 30 APRIL 2007.


Grants

The grant awards will be available on  15 MAY 2007.


Guidelines

Proposal Format
 
The proposal should be no more than two (2) pages in length. It should  
indicate why the researcher believes this research will benefit the  
species of interest. The proposal should also include the budget item,  
or items, toward which the researcher intends to apply this grant  
money. A CV must be included with the proposal. The proposal may be  
sent electronically or via regular mail to the addresses shown below.


Expected Deliverables

There is no deadline for the completion of work; however, a brief  
report describing the progress/status of the research should be  
presented to ACS/PS no later than one (1) year after receipt of funds.  
This report will be featured in a future issue of our chapter  
newsletter, Whulj. In addition, the Salish Sea grant recipient will be  
invited to present a talk at our chapter meetings.


Contact Information

For submission of proposals or request for information, please contact:
 
ACS Puget Sound Chapter
2007 Research Grants
P.O. Box 17136
Seattle, WA 98127
USA
 
E-mail: acspsgrant at acspugetsound.org
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