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Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations (EHSFP): Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions to Address Wildlife Populations and Ecosystem Health

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Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT)

LOI Date:

01/10/20

Deadline Date:

04/13/20

Description:

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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations, agencies, and educational institutions to research sustainable fish populations and ecosystem health. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Applicants from Canada should contact the Funding Source prior to applying. Funding is intended to enhance, protect, and rehabilitate Great Lakes fishery resources. Priority will be given to efforts that benefit the Lake Michigan fishery.

Program Goals

The broad goals of investments in ecological and biological research to inform fisheries management are to:

  • Create a more resilient and stable fish community
  • Increase the sustainable value of the fishery to stakeholders
  • Foster and increase self-sustaining fish populations

The key intended outcomes for fisheries research investments are to:

  • Enhance the ability of managers and their agencies to understand, anticipate, adapt, and respond to changes in the fishery and ecosystem
  • Build research capacity and management expertise needed to understand and manage the Great Lakes ecosystem for sustainable production of valuable species 

For Additional Principles and Processes that Drive Trust Grantmaking, see: https://www.glft.org/documents/cms/cms_file?path=/264/2020_ecobioresearch_preproposal_guidance_doc.pdf#page=4.

Research Themes

For information on the lead priority of Lake Whitefish Recruitment, as well as additional research themes, see: https://www.glft.org/documents/cms/cms_file?path=/264/2020_ecobioresearch_preproposal_guidance_doc.pdf#page=5.

Lake Michigan Priority 

The settlement agreement establishing the GLFT requires that priority be given to efforts that benefit the Lake Michigan fishery. All GLFT-funded projects must have benefits directed primarily to the Great Lakes. Projects outside of the Lake Michigan basin are considered if their results and outcomes are transferable to Lake Michigan. For more information about the Lake Michigan Priority, see: https://www.glft.org/documents/cms/cms_file?path=/264/2020_ecobioresearch_preproposal_guidance_doc.pdf#page=11.

Connection to the Joint Strategic Plan for Management of the Great Lakes Fisheries

The GLFT prioritizes efforts that draw a clear line between the topic of the research and a potential management action and seeks to fund research that is aligned with the Joint Strategic Plan for Management of the Great Lakes Fisheries. For information on the Joint Strategic Plan for Management of the Great Lakes Fisheries, see: https://www.glft.org/documents/cms/cms_file?path=/264/2020_ecobioresearch_preproposal_guidance_doc.pdf#page=12.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177377

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,300,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are encouraged from educational, governmental, tribal, and nonprofit institutions with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. Canadian public and nonprofit organizations may also be eligible but should contact GLFT staff prior to submitting a preliminary proposal.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Friday, January 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM EST. Late preliminary proposals will not be accepted.

The GLFT’s Scientific Advisory Team (SAT) will review the preliminary proposals and invite a subset of applicants to submit full proposals for funding consideration based upon the criteria identified herein

Important Dates (2020)
- January 10—Pre-proposals due for Research grants
- February 11—SAT selects pre-proposals
- February 25—Application guidance for full proposals is live and via invitation only
- April 13—Full proposals due for Research grants
- April–June—Peer review process is conducted
- August 10—SAT selects full proposals for recommendation to the board for Research grants
- August 11—Board of Trustees meeting and grant approvals for Research grants
- August 31—Applicants are notified of decisions

Questions and Answers: The GLFT will accept questions about the submission and review process, as well as funding priorities, via email. Questions received by January 6, 2020, will be posted to the website with a response so all prospective applicants may benefit from the inquiry and response.

- Grant Policies: https://www.glft.org/resources/grant-related-policies-and-reports
- Instructions: https://www.glft.org/grants/budget-definitions-forms-policy
- Application Information: https://www.glft.org/grants/apply-now
- 2016 Research RFP Questions and Answers: https://www.glft.org/grants/ecosystem-health-and-sustainable-fish-populations/2014-research-rfps-q-a

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.glft.org/users/sign_in

For questions about the submission and review process and funding priorities, please contact Cody Proudfoot, grant manager, at cproudfoot@glft.org or 517-371-7468.

Great Lakes Fishery Trust
Ph (517) 371-7468 Fx (517) 484-6549
230 N. Washington Square, Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48933

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

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