[Coral-List] RFP for Reef Restoration

Richard E. Dodge dodge at nova.edu
Mon Nov 8 14:48:35 EST 2004

NCRI RFP for Reef Restoration

The National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI), at Nova Southeastern University, 
announces a request for one-year proposals. NCRI’s objectives include 
assessment, monitoring, and restoration of coral reefs through basic and 
applied research on reef structure and function.  A priority theme 
identified for this RFP’s funding is:
·       Coral reef restoration research
The successful applicant(s) should propose innovative research to identify 
a gap or constraint that can be addressed to increase the body of coral 
reef science relating to the priority theme.  Restoration is an important 
field of study, given the current degradation of reefs globally. There are 
considerable challenges to understanding and implementing cost-effective 
ways to restore reefs. Research syntheses or feasibility studies of science 
that show theoretical and practical promise are possibilities. Areas of 
reef restoration research that may be considered include the full range of 
appropriate topics that may include (but are not limited to) studies to:
·       Determine the size of reef area required for complete protection so 
that a viable reef could flourish and could possibly seed adjacent areas
·       Make natural substrata suitable for settlement and high survival of 
coral larvae or nubbins
·       Seed denuded areas with coral larvae

Funding available for this award from NCRI is $26,000 (USD). Additional 
items may be budgeted by the PIs from other funding or cost share. 
(Previously funded NCRI projects are not eligible for additional funding 
under this RFP.) Special consideration will be given to projects that 
provide evidence of supplemental, leveraged, and institutional matching 
funding to expand or broaden the proposed activities. Research should have 
a likelihood of providing results that will be reported in the scientific 

Deadline for receipt of application is midnight local time, Monday, 
November 29, 2004.
Application requirements can be found on the NCRI web site at 

Funding for the one-year award is anticipated to begin early 2005.

For any questions via email, contact "Carol Fretwell" <fretwelc at nova.edu>

Thank you.

Richard E. Dodge
National Coral Reef Institute
NSU Oceanographic Center, 8000 N. Ocean Dr.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33004
954-262-4027 fax
NCRI http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ncri/index.html

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