[MARMAM] U.S. Marine Mammal Commission Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Opportunity

Dee Allen DAllen at mmc.gov
Tue Dec 15 16:27:36 PST 2020

The U.S. Marine Mammal Commission will be accepting proposals until April 15, 2021 for science in support of marine mammal conservation, protection, research, and management.  Funding requests are limited to $35,000 USD.

We are seeking proposals that will further the conservation and management goals of the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and assist the Commission in fulfilling its duties under the MMPA.  Projects addressing human impacts on marine mammals and their ecosystems, or proposing research with clear management applications, are highly encouraged.  Additional weight will be given to proposals that:

1) focus on species or population(s) of conservation concern (e.g., designated as depleted under the MMPA or similar legislation; listed under the Endangered Species Act; assigned to an IUCN Red List threatened category), or
2) increase the inclusion or representation of people from underrepresented groups in marine mammal research, management, or conservation.

Projects that leverage other resources, have matching funds, or are collaborative in nature are strongly encouraged.

REQUIRED: All projects MUST include an outreach, communication, or engagement component that furthers marine mammal conservation or management efforts.  This may include, for example, engaging with government agencies, bringing together stakeholders, including industry or the maritime or fishing community, or providing training opportunities.  Conference presentations and publications, while encouraged, do NOT meet this requirement.

Proposal deadline: Tuesday, April 15th 2021 11:59pm EDT
Applicant notification: by Thursday, July 29th 2021

Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Marine Mammal Commission e-mail address: rpo at mmc.gov<mailto:rpo at mmc.gov>.  Please be sure to refer to both the Current Funding Opportunities as well as the Proposal Requirements pages prior to submitting proposals.  More details can be found on the Commission's webpages below:

Current funding opportunities:

Proposal requirements:

Eligibility: Applicants from both within the U.S. as well as outside the U.S. are eligible to apply (including both non-U.S. citizens and those affiliated with non-U.S. institutions).

For questions or additional information, please contact Samantha Simmons, Scientific Program Director (ssimmons at mmc.gov<mailto:ssimmons at mmc.gov>) or Dee Allen, Scientific Program Officer (dallen at mmc.gov<mailto:dallen at mmc.gov>).

Dee Allen
Scientific Program Officer
Marine Mammal Commission
4340 East-West Highway, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814-4498
dallen at mmc.gov<mailto:dallen at mmc.gov>

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The Marine Mammal Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. Government.

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