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NANFA Conservation Research Grant


Bruce Stallsmith <[log in to unmask]>


Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:09:27 -0400





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Since 2001 the North American Native Fishes Association, NANFA, has funded the Conservation Research Grant, focusing on
supporting research relating to the conservation of North America's
indigenous fish fauna, particularly those that are threatened or
endangered. The Conservation Research Grant could be awarded to someone
in academia, a conservation group, or to an independent
researcher. The maximum award for any one proposal is budgeted at
$1000. The deadline for submission of an application is January 20th,

Application Guidelines

Qualifying applicants must be members in good standing of NANFA.
Membership dues will be accepted with funding applications, or paid
separately to NANFA, P.O. Box 1596,

Milton, WA 98354-1596. Annual dues are $30 (U.S.), $35 (Canada and México), and $44 (all other countries).

Research proposals should be no longer than 2 double-spaced pages, plus a
separate short budget and timeline, and 4 copies of all application
materials should be submitted. Proposals should include a clear
statement as to how this research will benefit the study organism and/or
its environment.

Proposal format should be as follows:

• Question to be investigated

• Objectives

• Description of work (methods, design, assumptions, constraints)

• Benefits

• Accomplishments (related research efforts)

Proposals should be accompanied by a one-page resume from the applicant,
and a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s major professor or
from someone familiar with your background and research. This letter of
recommendation should include an e-mail address for verifying
references. Electronic submissions are acceptable; send either a .pdf or
a .doc file. If you have any queries as to whether you qualify for this
grant, please contact Bruce Stallsmith, below.

Please list other sources of financial support for your project.

Researchers must obtain all necessary permits for conducting their research.

We ask that the recipient write a non-technical article on their
research for American Currents, NANFA’s quarterly journal, to be
submitted as soon as the research is complete. Recipients are also
encouraged to attend an annual NANFA Convention to present research

The deadline for applications is January 20, 2015. The award decision will be announced by March 31, 2015.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Bruce Stallsmith, Department of Biological Sciences, University of
Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899. Phone: 256-824-6992.
E-mail: [log in to unmask] (Complete applications in .pdf or .doc format
may be sent to the e-mail address above.)

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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