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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">The Society for Marine Mammalogy would like to inform eligible members (see below) that this year’s application window opens on 1 June 2016. 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 2016. The awards are up to US $1,500. All three of the following
 eligibility requirements must be met:</span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">1. Be a member</span></b><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222"> <b>of the Society for Marine Mammalogy<br>
2. Be a national of a<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_country#List_of_developing_economies" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1155CC">country with a developing economy</span></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</b></span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">The<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://www.marinemammalscience.org/jobs-grants/grants-in-aid-of-research-information/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#1155CC">Small Grant
 web page</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>provides full information, links to past successful applications, a list of recipients from prior years and their completed project reports, and a link to the application itself. Please be mindful
 of the word limits in the various sections of the application.</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">For technical questions regarding the online application, please email <a href="mailto:admin@marinemammalscience.org">admin@marinemammalscience.org</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">For all other questions about the grants, please contact:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Douglas Wartzok</span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Chair</span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Committee of Scientific Advisors</span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#222222">Society for Marine Mammalogy</span><span style="color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><a href="mailto:wartzok@fiu.edu">wartzok@fiu.edu</a></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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