We are pleased to announce two new funding opportunities for original research projects addressing critical issues in the Great Lakes region and in other coastal areas affected by management activities in the Midwest.
The first request for proposals seeks research related to IISG core topic areas. Particular attention will be giving to projects within the following themes:
  • Reducing nutrient and chemical contamination of aquatic systems
  • Forecasting and decision tools for effective environmental management
  • Barriers to implementing practices that lessen anthropogenic impacts
PIs from both Illinois and Indiana are eligible for this call.
IISG has also partnered with Wisconsin Sea Grant to fund projects that will help improve coastal community resiliency to severe weather events. Proposals for this special joint callshould:
  • Increase resilience of Lake Michigan coastal communities to severe weather events
  • Advance risk-based weather forecasts and communication for the Great Lakes region
Eligible projects will include at least one researcher from Illinois or Indiana and one from Wisconsin.
For both calls, researchers can request as much as $100,000 per year for up to two years. Research should take place during the 2016-2017 biennium. For full consideration, all PIs must submit a pre-proposal by 5:00 pm CST (6:00 pm EST) on January 20, 2015.
Read the full RFPs at the links above for more information on project and application requirements. Additional questions can be sent to Carolyn Foley or Tomas Hook