Under the 2017 Invitation, up to $1M is available for funding of research projects addressing the region’s declined Chinook salmon populations. Informed by expert peer reviews and review by our science panel, the AYK SSI Steering Committee will select projects for funding at its spring 2017 meeting, with contracting completed in time for the 2017 field season. Funding for this Invitation is provided to the AYK SSI Program through NOAA’s Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and NOAA federal fisheries disaster funds administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
The 2017 Invitation includes two components:
- 2017 AYK SSI Research Priorities & Proposal Submission Instructions, (MS Word file) lists our RFP priority “Research Themes,” and provides instructions, formatting requirements and the proposal template required for submission as well as information about our on-line proposal submission system focusing on Chinook salmon as the species of special concern.
- 2017 AYK SSI Budget Forms, (MS Excel file) includes instructions and required budget forms which must be uploaded to our on-line proposal submission system along with your completed proposal narrative.
An important goal of our program is to build the capacity of local and regional entities to participate in fisheries research. As described in the submission instructions, projects should include appropriate partners and contribute, to the maximum degree possible, to the capacities of agencies, local communities, and residents of the region to participate in fishery research.
Please feel free to contact our staff with questions regarding the 2017 Invitation:
- For questions regarding our program priorities, linkages to previously funded works, project collaboration and capacity building, please contact the AYK SSI Research Coordinator: Joseph Spaeder firstname.lastname@example.org (907) 299-8635
- For questions regarding the Excel budget form, formatting or submission issues, please contact the AYK SSI Program Manager: Katie Williams, email@example.com (907) 279-6519 (toll free 888-927-2732) ext. 2