Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. Pre-proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
This third round of funding focuses on reducing nutrient loading to Lake Erie, learning about algal toxin formation and human health impacts, studying bloom dynamics, better informing water treatment plants how to remove toxins, and aiding the efforts of state agencies. Ohio Sea Grant expects $1.4 million to be available for this grant competition, likely funding 8-12 projects.
The application and use of research results, as well as their societal and economic impacts, are important considerations for this funding opportunity. Additionally, collaboration between university researchers in Ohio, industry and state agencies is strongly encouraged. Research priorities detailed in the submission guidelines are a result of consultation with key agency personnel that are working on harmful algal bloom related issues.
Visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu/research/funding for proposal guidelines, required forms and to submit your documents.
If invited to submit a full proposal, that deadline will be 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 via the same submission process.
Information about HABRI projects, as well as partner organizations and background on the initiative is available on the Ohio Sea Grant website at go.osu.edu/habri. HABRI is overseen by The Ohio State University and the University of Toledo, with Ohio Sea Grant providing proposal coordination and ongoing project management.
Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 33 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.