amphibian and reptile research: funding

Diane Larson Diane_Larson at NBS.GOV
Mon Nov 20 14:07:22 CST 1995


The Northern Prairie Science Center calls for proposals to conduct work that
relates to the status of amphibians and reptiles in the Great Plains.
Projects will be of 1- or 2-year duration and typically cost < $4000.
Proposals will be evaluated according to their potential to provide
information on population trends, current distribution (especially of poorly-
known species), and trends in distribution, or to develop and test novel
methodologies to assess trends in population and distribution, in species that
occur in the Great Plains.

                            Application procedures

On a cover sheet, include your name, address, telephone number and email
address (if available).  Indicate the name(s) and range(s) of the species you
plan to study.

The proposal must not exceed five double-spaced pages.  Include an
introduction describing relevant existing information, concise statement of
objectives, and complete methodology including timetable.  Describe how your
objectives relate to determination of status of amphibian and reptile
populations in the Great Plains.  Supplementary information, such as
qualifications of the applicant(s), can be added as appendices.

Prepare a budget for each year of the study.

An integral part of this program is the expectation that recipients will
participate in a concluding workshop to be scheduled in late fall of 1997.
The goal of the workshop will be to synthesize results of field work into a
broad picture of amphibian and reptile populations and distributions in the
Great Plains, to recommend management practices that would benefit these
species, and to recommend long-term monitoring protocols.  We anticipate
publication of the synthesis document(s) in an appropriate journal.  We will
pay expenses of workshop participants to attend.

Proposals can be submitted at any time, but must be postmarked by 15 December
1995.  Mail proposals to Diane L. Larson, Northern Prairie Science Center,
8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, North Dakota 58401.  Telephone: 701-252-5363,
email: Diane_Larson at  Decisions will be announced no later than 30
January 1996.

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