OWCN Now Accepting Research Proposals

Dr. Julia Burco sampling air at the SFBOWCEC for Aspergillus spores

As part of the OWCN’s mission, we greatly encourage and support research necessary for improving oiled wildlife spill response and the understanding of the short- and long-term effects of oil on wildlife.

To do this, the OWCN is now requesting research proposals from wildlife professionals for the 2010 – 2011 funding period.  In particular, proposals investigating the direct and indirect effects of oil on wildlife, baseline biomedical studies and improvements to oiled rehabilitation techniques are strongly encouraged.

A maximum of $250,000 is available for proposals and projects may be multi-year in nature; however, annual application, provision of complete and timely progress reports, and competitive review are required.  For projects requesting $10,000 or less for a single year, the pre-proposal will suffice as the complete application.  For investigators requesting greater than $10,000 or for multiple years of support, should the pre-proposal be favorably reviewed, a full proposal will be required.

People interested in seeking funding should submit a pre-proposal to the Wildlife Health Center by post or e-mail no later than 5:00 pm (PST) on 3 May 2010 (Pre-Proposals) or 26 July 2010 (Small Grant Proposals) (Note: this is not a postmark deadline). Late pre-proposals, or pre-proposals not adhering to this format, will not be reviewed.

For a detailed description of grant guidelines, proposal format and the review process, please visit the OWCN’s Research website.  If you have further questions, please contact Lavonne Hull at lwhull (at) ucdavis.edu.

– Mike

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