Grant Opportunity Notice
Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is proud to announce a one-time grant opportunity for teachers and other educators. The Oregon Chapter is soliciting grant proposals from Education and/or Outreach programs that are focused on teaching principles of fish biology, fish habitat, and/or watershed ecology in the state of Oregon.
- Any applicant may receive the award. There is no AFS membership requirement.
- All proposals must include project description, summary budget, and project champion contact information, including email address.
- The project description must be no more than 500 words and must not exceed 2 pages.
- Project proposals may be for any dollar amount up to $2,000. There is no upper limit on total project cost, but the grant will be limited to a maximum $2,000. A total of $2,000 will be awarded and may be split between multiple applications as determined by award committee.
- Proposals must be received no later than February 20, 2015. Send proposals by email to Shannon Richardson at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals may also be sent by mail to:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3150 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97478
- The grant decision will be completed by March 13, 2015. All applicants will be notified by email. Grants will be disbursed in the form of a check from the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
- All funds awarded must be spent and reconciled by May 1, 2015.
- As a primary feature, education projects should teach principles of fish biology, fish habitat, and/or watershed ecology in the state of Oregon. The proposals do not need to focus solely on fish.
- Projects may be targeted to marine, estuarine, or inland environments.
- Grant funds may be used for education-related expenses such as gear (waders, nets), bus services for field trips, substitute teachers costs, aquariums, chillers, or other teaching needs;
- Projects will be considered based on the expected merits and benefits. Preference will be given to projects that involve a field experience (outside the classroom) and toward projects purchasing gear or other durable goods.
- A project completion report detailing how OR-AFS funds were spent shall be sent to Shannon Richardson by July 31, 2015.
To learn more about the Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, our mission and activities, please visit our website at http://www.orafs.org.
For questions or clarifications regarding this grant opportunity please contact Shannon Richardson at Shannon.email@example.com or 541-726-3515.