American Cetacean Society - San Francisco Bay Chapter 
                    is taking ApplicationProposals for its 2017 RESEARCH Grants
  Dear colleagues, The American Cetacean Society-San Francisco Bay Chapter ( 
ACS-SFBay ) would like to encourage students to apply for our upcoming 2017 
StudentResearch Grants.
This is a Reminder the Application Deadline is Friday September 29, 2017. Grant 
announcement date is Monday October 16, 2017  ACS - SF BAY Guidelines for 
Student Research Grant:The San Francisco Bay American CetaceanSociety chapter 
Grants-in-Aid of Research fund offerssmall research grants for direct costs of 
scientific, field-based projects focusingon cetaceans. The Society invites 
proposals from all cetacean-relateddisciplines, including the social sciences, 
which focus on cetaceansand/or their habitats. SF Bay ACS chapter 
particularlywelcomes applications from early-career researchers such as 
graduatestudents and researchers with less than 10 years’ 
post-doctoralexperience, and researchers whose work focuses on cetaceans on 
theWest Coast of North American, with emphasis in the Bay Area.
The SF Bay American Cetacean Society chapter has a long-standing commitment 
toproviding young scientists with ‘seed money’ for research projectsin 
cetacean-related disciplines. Currently, SF Bay ACS chapter grant awardsrange 
from $100 to $1,000; the Society highly encourages funds to be usedin a ‘match’ 
program to maximize funding potential.
Funding is available to applicants who are themselves active(dues-paying) SF 
Bay ACS chapter members. SF Bay ACS chapter funds are intendedto strengthen 
conservation efforts through applied field-based researchand opportunities 
outside of the laboratory.  Funds may not be usedfor salaries, stipends, 
honoraria, or other compensatory expenses.
The National American Cetacean Society and other chapters of ACS 
alsoparticipate in grant-making initiatives and will also submit Request 
ForProposals (RFPs) coincident with their funding cycles.  Forinformation about 
specific chapters and their grant-making programs,please visit the Chapter page 
of the National American CetaceanSociety website: www.
Proposals should include:
1.  Application cover sheet, with title of proposal, fieldresearch group, 
contact information (email, phone and departmentalcontacts) for the faculty 
lead or principle investigator (PI), second PI(if applicable) and any proposed 
graduate student participant list (withcontact information). 2.  A brief 
narrative (1-2 pages, single-spaced) describingthe research program, overall 
purpose, specific research objectives/questions,study timeline and benchmarks, 
significance of the research in advancingour understanding the biology and 
conservation of cetaceans and/ortheir habitats, and how the research can or 
does advance conservationefforts aimed at a particular taxa, species, or 
habitat. 3.  An itemized, one-year budget, including estimated costsfor 
supplies, equipment, travel, etc. Costs should be kept reasonable. Abudget 
justification should be included.  Budget should not exceedrequested funding 
amount; however, details of additional funding sourcessupporting the research 
and how those funds will be used are helpful inevaluating applications.

4.  Curriculum Vitae (CV) for each principle investigator. The application 
deadline for the 2017 San FranciscoBay American Cetacean Society chapter Small 
Grants-in-Aid of ResearchProgram is Friday, September 29th 2017, and will 
coverproposed field work to be undertaken through winter of 2018. Funding 
islimited and proposals will be peer-reviewed for scientificrigor, conservation 
benefit and cost effectiveness.
Awards will be announced on Monday, October 16, 2017 
4a.   In order to apply for a research grant one must be a current ACS-San 
Francisco Bay chapter member at the time of submission. Application for 
membership to ACS-SF Bay may be completed by contacting:  Anne-Marie 
Batchelor-Rivers: Applications should be sent by 
email to Lynette R.Koftinow:  acs.sfbay@gmail.comSan Francisco Bay American 
Cetacean Society chapterQuestions regarding the program may also be directed 
toher. Respectfully,
Lynette R. Koftinow
American Cetacean SocietySan Francisco Bay Chapter

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