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NANFA Conservation Research Grant announcement

Posted on Jan 8, 2016

Since 2001 NANFA (North American Native Fishes Association) 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 22, 2016.

Application Guidelines

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

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:

  1. Question to be investigated
  2. Objectives
  3. Description of work (methods, design, assumptions, constraints)
  4. Benefits
  5. 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.

NANFA asks 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 findings.

The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016. The award decision will be announced by March 31, 2016.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Bruce Stallsmith
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899.
Phone: 256-824-6992.
E-mail: stallsb [at]

(Complete applications in .pdf or .doc format may be sent to the e-mail address above.)

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