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The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting Human Dimensions Research and Engagement preliminary proposals. This request for proposals process will be used for the disbursement of up to $1.3 million in grants as part of the Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations program. In 2024, the GLFT will consider proposals responding to the research priorities below.

The GLFT held a webinar on the application process on December 11, 2023. Watch the webinar here.

Research Themes

In 2024, the GLFT will consider proposals responsive to the following research themes:

  • The economic value of Great Lakes fisheries
  • Equity considerations within Great Lakes fisheries
  • Angler values and motivations

Additional information and instructions to submit a preliminary proposal are available in the application guidance document.

Preliminary proposals submitted in response to this request are due by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 12, 2024. The GLFT will only accept submissions through its website.

If you have questions regarding the program areas or a preliminary proposal submission, please contact staff at [email protected] or 517-371-7468.