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Document Type: Technical Memorandum
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8785
Title: Small Investments with Big Payoffs: A Decade of the Internal Grants Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Author/Editor: Robin S. Waples
Publication Year: 2016
Tech Memo Number: NMFS-NWFSC-131
Pages: 80
Date: 07/21/16
Keywords: research planning,innovation,grants,training,mentoring

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
Foci: Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Official Citation:

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.