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Right Whale Research Grant Program (RWRGP)

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grants Management Division
(see all US Federal Agencies)

Explore all postings for this grant program:
  • Original Grant - Jul 1, 2004
Applications Due:

Proposals must be postmarked by 5 p.m. (local time)August 30, 2004.

total funding: $2,000,000
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant

The North Atlantic right whale is among the world?s most endangered cetaceans. The population is believed to number only about 300 individuals and appears to be declining. The lack of recovery is due in part to high mortality from human sources, notably fishing gear entanglements and vessel collisions. A Recovery Plan is in effect, and conservation of this species is a high priority for NOAA Fisheries. Research directed at facilitating such conservation or to provide monitoring of the population?s status and health, is also a high priority for the agency. The RWRGP is conducted by NOAA to provide Federal assistance to eligible researchers for: (1) detection and tracking of right whales; (2) behavior of right whales in relation to ships; (3) relationships between vessel speed, size or design with whale collisions; (4) modeling of ship traffic along the Atlantic coast; (5) population monitoring and assessment studies; (6) reproduction, health and genetic studies; (7) development of a Geographic Information System database or other system designed to investigate predictive modeling of right whale distribution in relation to environmental variables; (8) habitat quality studies including food quality and pollutant levels; and (9) any other work relevant to the recovery of North Atlantic right whales.

Who can apply:

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Unallied Science Program

More Information:

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Drescher, Steve

Address Info:

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grants Management Division

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