With the support of a generous private gift, the Marine Studies Initiative invites proposals for innovative and potentially transformative research related to the Dungeness crab fisheries. This seed funding is available to support faculty and students in any academic or research unit at OSU for research or scholarship support (or combination of both) as long as the project purpose is directly related to an aspect of Dungeness crab and/or its commercial fishery. Proposals are invited that test new ideas to address issues including for example, but not limited to, effects of ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms and domoic acid, neurotoxin testing, crab handling and crab mortality.
Proposals may include, but are not limited to, research in the following examples areas:
Proposals that involve the Oregon fishing community are especially encouraged.
Proposals are due electronically to the Marine Studies Initiative office by Friday, April 20, 2018, before 5:00 p.m. PST. Submit an electronic PDF to MarineStudies@oregonstate.edu with the subject line “Eder Family Dungeness Crab Research Fund proposal.” Decisions will be communicated within approximately 4-weeks. Projects may start on June 1, 2018, and may be for 1-2 years in duration.
Requests may be in the range $10,000-$30,000 and must show a minimum 50% match. Eligible match may come from state, federal, and private sources. It is anticipated that one to three projects will be funded.
Faculty and students in any academic or research unit at Oregon State University. Proposals that involve the Oregon fishing community are especially encouraged.
All proposals will be reviewed by members of the Marine Studies Initiative leadership team. Comments from other reviewers may be solicited. Final funding decisions will be made by the MSI Executive Director based on available funds. Please contact Marine Studies Initiative Executive Director, Jack Barth (firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-1607) if you would like to discuss your proposed project ideas before submitting a proposal.
Your proposal, based on the outline below, should not exceed four pages (12-point type, single-spaced, not including figures and references). The budget request, budget justification, principal investigator(s) biographical sketch, and letter(s) of support/collaboration (optional) are not counted in the four-page limit. Please include the following information: