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Thursday, March 10, 2011

GRANTS: American Cetacean Society Grants-in-Aid of Research

Award Range: $100 - $1,000 USD annually

Program Description:

The American Cetacean Society Grants-in-Aid of Research fund offers small research grants for direct costs of scientific, field-based projects focusing on cetaceans. The Society invites proposals from all cetacean-related disciplines, including the social sciences, which focus on cetaceans and/or their habitats. ACS particularly welcomes applications from early career researchers such as graduate students and
researchers with less than ten years post-doctoral experience, and researchers whose work focuses on small cetaceans.

The American Cetacean Society has a long-standing commitment to providing young scientists with "seed money" for research projects in cetacean-related disciplines. Currently, ACS grant awards range from under $100 to $1,000; the Society highly encourages funds to be used in a ?match? program to maximize funding potential.

Funds are available to applicants who are themselves active (dues-paying) ACS members or whose faculty advisors are active members. ACS funds are intended to strengthen conservation efforts through applied field-based research and opportunities outside of the laboratory. Funds may not be used for salaries, stipends, honoraria, or other compensatory expenses.

Individual chapters of the American Cetacean Society also participate in grant-making initiatives and will also submit Request For Proposals (RFPs) coincident with their funding cycles. For information about specific chapters and their grant-making programs, please visit the Society?s website at www.acsonline.org.

Application and Deadline:

Proposals should include

1. Application cover sheet, with title of proposal, field research
group, contact information (email, phone and departmental contacts) for
the faculty lead or principle investigator (PI), second PI (if
applicable) and any proposed graduate student participant list (with
contact information).

2. A brief narrative (1-2 pages, single-spaced) describing the research
program, overall purpose, specific research objectives/questions, study
timeline and benchmarks, significance of the research in advancing our
understanding the biology and conservation of cetaceans and/or their
habitats, and how the research can or does advance conservation efforts
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 exceed requested
funding amount; however, details of additional funding sources supporting
the research and how those funds will be used are helpful in evaluating
applications.

4. CV?s for the principle investigator(s).

The application deadline for the 2011 American Cetacean Society Grants-in-Aid of Research Program is Monday, May 16th 2011, and will cover proposed field work to be undertaken through summer of 2011. Funding is limited and proposals will be peer-reviewed for scientific rigor, conservation benefit and cost effectiveness. Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 1st, 2011.

Applications should be sent by email to Cheryl McCormick, Executive
Director, at c.mccormick@acsonline.org. Questions regarding the program
may also be directed to her.

American Cetacean Society
P.O. Box 1391
San Pedro, California 90733-1391
(310) 548-6279 (office)
(310) 548-6950 (fax)
www.acsonline.org
acsoffice@acsonline.org


Cheryl

Cheryl M. McCormick, Ph.D.
Executive Director
American Cetacean Society
P.O. Box 1391
San Pedro, CA 90733-1391
(310) 548-6279 (office)
(310) 293-4613 (mobile)
c.mccormick@acsonline.org

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