John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program (Prescott Grant Program)

Funding Agency:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA NMFS' Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program is directed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to facilitate the collection and dissemination of reference data on stranded marine mammals and health trends of marine mammal populations in the wild. The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program is administered by NOAA to provide Federal assistance to eligible members of the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network to: (1) support basic needs of organizations for response, treatment, and data collection from living and dead stranded marine mammals, (2) fund scientific research objectives designed to answer questions about marine mammal strandings, health, or rehabilitation techniques utilizing data from living and dead stranded marine mammals, and (3) support facility operations directly related to the recovery, treatment, and data collection from living and dead stranded marine mammals. 

Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All eligible applicants must currently be an active, authorized participant or researcher in the National Marine Mammal Stranding Network or Entanglement Response Network.

There is no limit on the number of proposals that can be submitted by the same Stranding Network participant during the FY 2021 competitive grant cycle. However, Stranding Network participants will receive no more than two awards per year as part of the competitive program. All awards must be for completely independent projects that are clearly separate in their objectives, goals, and budget requests and must be successful in the competitive review process. Eligible researchers applying as Principal Investigators, but not independently authorized under Sections 112(c) or 109(h) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. §§ 1382(c) and 1379(h), respectively can only receive one award per year as part of the competitive grant cycle.

 

Amount

$100,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 13, 2020