NOAA -- International Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (hereinafter, "PIRO") is soliciting competitive applications for the FY2023 International Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program. This program supports conservation, protection, or management actions supporting recovery of Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed sea turtle species occurring within the Pacific Islands Region (PIR) or of aggregations (or species) with international linkages to the PIR. Such internationally-shared species may migrate through, forage within, or be impacted by PIR federally managed activities and are relevant to NOAA/NMFS management and recovery obligations.

For the FY2023 funding competition, we are soliciting internationally-based projects to 1) monitor, protect and conserve western Pacific leatherback sea turtles occurring in Indonesia and Solomon Islands, and 2) sea turtle management and conservation projects within Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, or Indonesia) and Japan with focus on fishery bycatch, nesting beach monitoring, poaching reduction, and/or the illegal sea turtle wildlife trade.

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

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Areas of Interest

PRIORITY 1: Western Pacific leatherback sea turtle management and conservation projects in Indonesia and Solomon Islands.

PRIORITY 2: Sea turtle management and conservation projects within Southeast Asia with a focus on fishery bycatch, nesting beach monitoring, poaching reduction, and/or the illegal sea turtle wildlife trade

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, foreign institutions, foreign organizations, State, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies, Federal instrumentalities, or employees of these Federal entities, are not eligible to apply.

Amount Description

Total funding available under this notice is anticipated to be approximately $450,000 annually. Approximately 4-5 awards are anticipated to be granted for FY 2023 under this competition (Priority 1: 1-4 awards; Priority 2: 1-2 awards).

Proposals for Priority 1 must be between $10,000 and $120,000 per project year. If a multiyear project is proposed, funding can be no more than $120,000 per project year.

Proposals for Priority 2 must be between $10,000 and $100,000 per project year. If a multiyear project is proposed, funding can be no more than $100,000 per project year.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

January 31, 2023