The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is requesting preproposals for one- to three-year research projects on Great Lakes and marine problems with particular significance to Ohio, Lake Erie, the Great Lakes region, and the nation. Approximately $400,000 is available for projects beginning 1 February 2010, and $200,000 is available for projects beginning 1 February 2011.
Priority will be given to projects that address the National Strategic Plan’s 4 priorities (www.seagrant.noaa.gov/focus) of hazard resilient coastal communities, healthy coastal ecosystems, safe sustainable seafood supply, and sustainable coastal development locally on Lake Erie, including projects that enhance the economic value of Lake Erie and projects that enable improved management of Lake Erie. Projects that can create jobs and enhance economic activity through improved practices, product creation, and specialized training are encouraged, along with human dimensions studies and proposals documenting the economic value of Lake Erie natural resources and the impact of cleaning up Lake Erie Areas of Concern. Priority will also be given to supporting at least one project at Old Woman Creek NERR focusing on healthy coastal ecosystems, which will be co-funded by Old Woman Creek and Sea Grant.
Preproposals are due Thursday, May 21, 2009.
For more information, go to www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu/research/forms.
PDF announcement is attached or found at www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu/_documents/docs/projects/preproposal.pdf.