The International Marine Turtle Management and Conservation Program supports conservation, protection, or management actions that promote the recovery of protected sea turtle species with linkages to the Pacific Islands region. These internationally shared species may migrate through, forage within, or be impacted by federally managed activities in the region. They are relevant to NOAA Fisheries’ management and recovery obligations under the Endangered Species Act.
Proposed projects should support one of the following two priority areas:
- Western Pacific leatherback sea turtle management and conservation projects in Indonesia and Solomon Islands
- Sea turtle management and conservation projects within Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Philippines, or Indonesia) and Japan with a focus on fishery bycatch, nesting beach monitoring, poaching reduction, and/or the illegal sea turtle wildlife trade
Who Can Apply?
Institutions of higher education, nonprofits, commercial organizations, foreign institutions, foreign organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments
Note: Federal agencies, federal instrumentalities, or employees of these federal entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Detailed application information is available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Full Announcement, which is available on the “Related Documents” tab on Grants.gov. Applicants should read and follow the Notice of Funding Opportunity carefully.
Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov. Please note, to use Grants.gov, applicants must first complete the registration process with Grants.gov. This process can take two, or more, weeks. Applicants must also be registered and current with the System for Award Management (SAM). Applicants should allow a minimum of thirty days to complete SAM registration. If you have submitted an application through Grants.gov previously, you may already be registered with Grants.gov and/or SAM.
When to Apply
Full proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on January 31, 2023.