Marine Mammal Commission Grants

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
DOC
Description: 

The Marine Mammal Commission carries out a small research program that supports projects aimed at meeting the conservation and protection goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The Commission’s research program includes all relevant activities including basic and applied research, workshops, literature reviews, compilation of expert opinion, and drafting manuscripts.
The Commission encourages the submission of proposals for innovative and well-designed projects that address important conservation issues for marine mammals or marine ecosystems but that may be unlikely to obtain funding through traditional research agencies. On occasion, the Commission provides start-up or seed money for promising research projects that, once proven feasible, may be supported later by other federal agencies. The Commission encourages applicants to obtain additional support by collaborating with, or soliciting funds from, other institutions, organizations, or agencies.
The research program awards grants based on proposals submitted in response to general Requests for Proposals (RFPs), unsolicited proposals, and specific research topics identified by the Commission.

Category: 
Natural Resources, Wildlife, Research, Education, Conservation, Coastal, Water
Funding Amount: 
The amount of funds available varies from year to year, depending on the level of congressional appropriations. Since it was established in 1972, the Commission has supported more than 1,000 projects.
Matching Funds: 
Unknown
Eligibility: 
State governments and quasi-public nonprofit institutions or organizations. U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network participants, including state and local governments, academia, aquaria, non-profits, private individuals and organizations. Eligibility may vary under programs announced in the Federal Register.