ACS PUGET SOUND GRANT for 2005 -- Request for Research Proposals ~

30 de octubre de 2004

ACS PUGET SOUND GRANT for 2005 -- Request for Research Proposals

The American Cetacean Society (ACS), the oldest whale and dolphin conservation organization (est. 1967) protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats and ecosystems through public education, research grants, and conservation actions. ACS has supported worthwhile research projects in past years and continues to do so today.
The Puget Sound Chapter of ACS (ACS/PS) was re-established in the summer of 1999 and has more than 60 members. Despite being a small chapter, we have awarded one grant in 2000, 2 grants in 2001, 1 in 2002, and 2 in 2004. This year we are offering 1 grant that will be open to research on killer whales (Orcinus orca) within waters of the greater Puget Sound.
The individual conducting the research must submit the proposal and a CV. Project Managers or Principal Investigators will oversee all fieldwork. Applicants must have obtained any necessary permits or authorizations for conducting the proposed research prior to any awards being disbursed. Researchers of any nationality are eligible to apply. This grant is available to undergraduate students currently enrolled in a college or university and graduate students currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a masters or doctorate program who meet the evaluation criteria. The research must be conducted in the waters of the greater Puget Sound.
Proposals will be accepted through 31 JANUARY 2005 and letters of acceptance or denial will be issued no later than 1 MARCH 2005.
One (1) $500 grant will be awarded. Funds will be available on 15 MARCH 2005.
Proposal Format:
The proposal should be no more than two (2) pages in length. It should indicate why the researcher believes this research will benefit the species of interest. The proposal should also include the budget item, or items, toward which the researcher intends to apply this grant money. A CV must be included with the proposal. The proposal may be sent either electronically to or via regular mail to the Research Fund Department at the address listed below.
Expected Deliverables:
1) A brief report describing the progress/status of the research should be presented to ACS/PS no later than one (1) year after receipt of funds. This report will be featured in a future issue of our chapter newsletter, Whulj.
2) As long as it is physically practical, the recipient will deliver an oral presentation to a general meeting of the ACS/PS chapter no later than two (2) years after receipt of funds.
Note: there is no deadline for completion of the research
For submission of proposals or request for information, please contact:
American Cetacean Society - Puget Sound Chapter
Stephanie Norman, Grants Chair
P.O. Box 17136
Seattle, WA 98127
E-mail: Please do not respond to this e-mail, but instead write to:

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