With the support of a generous private gift, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, in collaboration with the Marine Studies Initiative, invites proposals for innovative and potentially transformative research related to biophysical research needed for improved management of 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 focused on Dungeness crab biology as it relates to the Oregon commercial Dungeness crab fishery.
Previous RFPs included several research areas related to Dungeness crab – see information about projects funded in 2018.
This call is focused on the following research area:
Proposals should be for new research, synthesizing known information from previous studies as appropriate. Proposals that involve the Oregon commercial Dungeness crab fishing community are especially encouraged.
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 Department of Fisheries and Wildlife by January 31, 2020, before 5:00 p.m. PST. Submit an electronic PDF to email@example.com with the subject line “Eder Family Dungeness Crab Research Fund proposal”. Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of receipt. Projects may start on February 15, 2020, and may be for 1 or 2 years in duration, including time to report completion.
Individual requests may be up to $50,000 in total (project duration = 1 or 2 years). Formal cost share is not required, but leverage with other funding or institutional support is encouraged. It is anticipated that one or two 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 a team of 3 marine biologists, using a scoring rubric. Conflict of Interest will be evaluated prior to the review process. Comments from reviewers outside OSU may be solicited. Final funding decisions will be made by the Head of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife based on reviewer scores and available funds. Please contact Dr. Selina Heppell (firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-9039) if you would like to discuss your proposed project ideas before submitting a proposal, or if you have questions about the review process.
Your proposal should be based on the outline below. All components listed below are required. Please include the following information: