01/23/23 5:00 PM Receipt
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Grants to USA, Canada, and International institutions for projects related to ocean environments. Funding is intended to support both research and planning activities. Eligible proposals advance work related to ecosystem change or climate change. The goal of the program is to support scientific research that is useful to those managing and making decisions about the ocean environment.
The Lenfest Ocean Program is interested in supporting research projects that fill knowledge gaps and demonstrate how to incorporate a climate lens into protected area management. Changing ocean conditions due to climate variability and change, such as increasing temperature, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation, among others, are already impacting marine ecosystems worldwide. However, there is limited information and guidance about how established marine protected areas (MPAs) should consider the changing climate in their management. To that end, the Foundation is requesting proposals for research and planning grants focused on developing and providing usable information about managing protected areas in a changing ocean.
Successful projects in this RFP will pay particular attention to ensuring the involvement of managers, stakeholders, and other potential partners or community groups through engagement activities that should be built into the proposed work.
The LOP will accept proposals for either of two types of projects, a research grant or a planning grant:
Estimated Size of Grant:
- Research grants should be at most 2-year projects.
- Planning Grants are intended to be 1-year projects.
- Anticipated start date of awarded agreement(s): July 1, 2023 or later
- Required end date of awarded agreement(s): June 30, 2025 or earlier