Research Program – Small Grants
Fiscal Year 2016 Grants Update (as of January 26, 2016)
We are in the process of developing a plan for grant opportunities for Fiscal Year 2016. We hope to have new information posted to this Web page by mid-February. Please check back then or feel free to contact Dee Allen, Research Program Officer, at email@example.com.
Small Grants (≤ $10,000)
Proposals for small grants must not exceed three pages single-sided using 12-point font; page limit includes ALL pages excluding CVs. Information provided must include: the topic area to which the proposal is being submitted (Topic Area A: Research and Conservation or Topic Area B: Outreach and Connectivity); a brief statement of the significance/importance of the project and its relevance to the Commission’s mission and goals; a brief description of the methods, a timeline, and a budget (including any matching funds); information on the PI(s), including name, title, affiliation, e-mail, and Web page (if any); a list of co-PIs/collaborators (if any); and a brief CV (2 pages or less) for each PI (CVs will not count towards the three page limit).
Proposals should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to the Research Program Officer, Marine Mammal Commission, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy on Indirect Costs
The Commission recognizes the significant costs associated with the maintenance of research programs and the institutions that support them. However, due to the limited funding available for research and conservation awards and the nature of the Commission’s goals and responsibilities, the Commission limits indirect costs for research grants and contracts awarded by the Commission to ten percent of the direct costs. Indirect costs, or overhead, include, but are not limited to, operation and maintenance of facilities, general and departmental administration, and library expenses.