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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The Society for Marine Mammalogy would like to remind eligible members (see below) that this year’s application window opens on 1 June 2015. Applications will be accepted during
 the entire month of June. The Committee of Scientific Advisors will review applications and make recommendations on funding with decisions announced before 1 September 2015. The awards are up to US $1,500. The eligibility requirements are:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">1. Be a member</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> <b>of the Society for Marine Mammalogy<br>
2. Be a national of a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_country#List_of_developing_economies" target="_blank">
country with a developing economy</a> as defined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) </b>(preference is given to early career researchers such as students and researchers with less than 5 years post-doctoral experience)<b><br>
3. Be conducting research in a country with a developing economy<o:p></o:p></b></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The
<a href="https://www.marinemammalscience.org/jobs-grants/grants-in-aid-of-research-information/">
Small Grant web page</a> provides full information, links to past successful applications, and a list of recipients from prior years and their completed project reports. The link to submit applications for the 2015 competition will appear on this page on 1
 June.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Douglas Wartzok<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Chair
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Committee of Scientific Advisors<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Society for Marine Mammalogy<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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