|Document Type:||Technical Memorandum|
|Title:||Small Investments with Big Payoffs: A Decade of the Internal Grants Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center|
|Author/Editor:||Robin S. Waples|
|Tech Memo Number:||NMFS-NWFSC-131|
In 2000, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) in Seattle, Washington, part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), initiated a bold new competitive program to provide seed money for cutting-edge research by Center scientists. This Internal Grants Program (IGP) had multiple objectives, including: advance professional development of junior scientists; re-invigorate more senior scientists whose research careers had stagnated; promote effective grant-writing skills; promote a diverse array of research projects; and promote interdisciplinary and inter-divisional research collaborations.
|Theme:||Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources|
Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Waples, R. S. 2016. Small investments with big payoffs: a decade of the Internal Grants Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, U.S. Dept. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NWFSC-131, 80 p.