[MARMAM] Call for American Cetacean Society-San Francisco Bay Chapter Student Research Grant proposals

Lynette Koftinow lklifeart at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 19 11:59:49 PDT 2016

TheAmerican Cetacean Society-San Francisco Bay Chapter ( ACS-SF Bay )would like to encourage students to apply for our upcoming 2016 StudentResearch Grants.
ACS- SF BAY Guidelines for Student Research Grant:The SanFrancisco Bay American Cetacean Society chapter Grants-in-Aid ofResearch fund offers small research grants for direct costs of scientific,field-based projects focusing on cetaceans. The Society invites proposalsfrom all cetacean-related disciplines, including the social sciences,which focus on cetaceans and/or their habitats.
SF BayACS chapter particularly welcomes applications from early-careerresearchers such as graduate students and researchers with less than 10years’ post-doctoral experience, and researchers whose work focuseson cetaceans on the West Coast of North American, with emphasis in the BayArea.
The SF Bay American Cetacean Society chapter has a long-standing commitment toproviding young scientists with ‘seed money’ for research projectsin cetacean-related disciplines.
Currently, SFBay ACS chapter grant awards range from $100 to $1,000; theSociety highly encourages funds to be used in a ‘match’ program tomaximize funding potential.
Fundingis available to applicants who are themselves active (dues-paying) SFBay ACS chapter members. SF Bay ACS chapter fundsare intended to strengthen conservation efforts through appliedfield-based research and opportunities outside of the laboratory. Funds may not be used for salaries, stipends, honoraria, or other compensatoryexpenses.
The National American Cetacean Society and other chapters of ACS alsoparticipate in grant-making initiatives and will also submit Request ForProposals (RFPs) coincident with their funding cycles.  Forinformation about specific chapters and their grant-making programs,please visit the Chapter page of the National American CetaceanSociety website: www. acsonline.org.
Proposals should include:
1. Application cover sheet, with title of proposal, field researchgroup, contact information (email, phone and departmental contacts) forthe faculty lead or principle investigator (PI), second PI (if applicable)and any proposed graduate student participant list (with contactinformation).
2. A brief narrative (1-2 pages, single-spaced) describing theresearch program, overall purpose, specific research objectives/questions,study timeline and benchmarks, significance of the research in advancingour understanding the biology and conservation of cetaceans and/or their habitats, and how the research can or does advance conservationefforts aimed at a particular taxa, species, or habitat.
3. An itemized, one-year budget, including estimated costs for supplies,equipment,travel, etc. Costs should be kept reasonable. A budget justification should be included.  Budget should not exceedrequested funding amount; however, details of additional funding sourcessupporting the research and how those funds will be used are helpful inevaluating applications.
4.  CurriculumVitae (CV) for each principle investigator.
Theapplication deadline for the 2016 San Francisco Bay American CetaceanSociety chapter Small Grants-in-Aid of Research Program is Friday,September 23rd 2016, and will cover proposed field work to beundertaken through winter of 2017. Funding is limited and proposals willbe peer-reviewed for scientific rigor, conservation benefit and costeffectiveness.
Awards will be announced on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Applicationsshould be sent by email to Lynette R. Koftinow:  acs.sfbay at gmail.comPresidentSan Francisco Bay American Cetacean Society chapterQuestionsregarding the program may also be directed to her.
Lynette R. Koftinow
San Francisco Bay Chapter
American Cetacean Society
acs.sfbay at gmail.com 

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