Grant opportunities for which the GLFT is currently accepting proposals are provided below. To access the online application page, click the name of the opportunity (e.g. Great Lakes Stewardship). If the GLFT is not currently accepting proposals, no links will be provided.

2018 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations: Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management

Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management
Deadline: 01/12/2018 05:00 PM

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) invites preliminary proposals for Great Lakes fisheries projects under its Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations focus area. This RFP process will be used for the disbursement of up to $1 million in grants in 2018 in two grant categories: (1) Ecological and Biological Fisheries Research to Inform Management; and (2) Social, Economic, and Technology Research to Inform Policy and Practice.

This RFP provides submission requirements and application materials for Ecological and Biological Fisheries Research to Inform Management preliminary proposals only. A separate RFP is available at www.glft.org that provides application instructions for Social, Economic, and Technology Research to Inform Policy and Practice preliminary proposals. If you would like more information about which grant category best fits a proposed project, you may contact GLFT staff at (517) 371-7468 or jbeard@glft.org.

Applications are due by Friday, January 12, 2018, at 5:00 PM EST. Late preliminary proposals will not be accepted.

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2018 Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations Social, Economic, and Technology (SET) Research to Inform Policy and Practice

Social, economic, and technology research to inform policy and practice
Deadline: 01/12/2018 05:00 PM

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) invites preliminary proposals for Great Lakes fisheries projects under its Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations focus area. This RFP process will be used for the disbursement of up to $1 million in grants in 2017 in two grant categories: (1) Ecological and Biological Fisheries Research to Inform Management, and (2) Social, Economic, and Technology Research to Inform Policy and Practice.

This RFP provides submission requirements and application materials for Social, Economic, and Technology Research to Inform Policy and Practice preliminary proposals only. A separate RFP is available at www.glft.org that provides application instructions for Ecological and Biological Research to Inform Management preliminary proposals. If you would like more information about which grant category best fits a proposed project, you may contact GLFT staff at (517) 371-7468 or jbeard@glft.org.

Applications are due by Friday, January 12, 2018, at 5:00 PM EST.  Late preliminary proposals will not be accepted.

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2018 Great Lakes Stewardship

Other Great Lakes Stewardship
Deadline: 01/03/2018 05:00 PM

The goal of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) Great Lakes Stewardship grant category is to increase awareness and understanding of the ecology of the Great Lakes so that Michigan’s citizens become (1) active and effective stewards of the Great Lakes and (2) advocates for strategies that support the long-term sustainability of the Great Lakes fisheries.

To be considered for funding, these projects must meet the criteria identified in the GLFT Policy on Great Lakes Stewardship Proposals, which can be found on the Resources page at www.glft.org. This application guide is directed at such projects.

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2018 Habitat Protection and Restoration: Targeted Land and Capital Efforts (Including Barrier Removal)

Habitat protection and restoration
Deadline: 02/23/2018 05:00 PM

PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVE

The goal of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) Habitat Protection and Restoration funding stream is to preserve essential habitat; protect, restore, and stabilize important fish habitats; and increase habitat availability. This RFP process will be used for the disbursement of up to $500,000 in 2018. The GLFT pursues its efforts in habitat protection and restoration through direct investment in specific places with degraded or vulnerable habitat, as well as through collaborative efforts to develop next-generation systems for classifying and documenting the status of fish habitat in the Great Lakes. Funding is distributed through a combination of funder-directed and competitive grants.

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