30 August 2009

Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants

2009 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Ecology

Application Deadline: 21-September 2009

Purpose - The Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) supports research in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology through its Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program. Initiated in 2001, this grant program funds research that documents historical conditions in the oceans prior to large-scale human impacts.

Scope - The program supports projects from both natural and social scientists seeking to uncover interactions between natural and human history in marine and estuarine environments worldwide. Research may draw on sources ranging from culturally- and geographically-derived information, to biological and physical data. Examples of possible information resources include fishery data, letters, journals, interviews, oral histories, historical documents, maps, photos, field surveys, etc.

Programmatic Focus - MCBI seeks novel proposals that study, document, and describe historical marine ecology throughout the world. We particularly encourage projects related to:

- The Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments;
- U.S. Marine Protected Areas and National Marine Sanctuaries;
- The High Seas, which are those areas outside of nation’s jurisdictions;
- Deep and shallow water coral ecosystems; and
- The historical impacts of fishing on marine populations and ecosystems.

Eligibility- MCBI invites individuals and collaborative teams from academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to apply. Preference will be given to graduate students, post-graduate researchers, and early career scientists.

Application Guidelines- The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. PDT on 21-September, 2009. Grants can range up to a maximum of $10,000 (USD) for a period of one year.

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