GLFC: 2021 Pre-proposals for Fishery and Sea Lamprey Research Programs


Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC)


Fishery Research Program and Sea Lamprey Research Program 


Pre-proposals for the Fishery Research Program and Sea Lamprey Research Program are being accepted until January 15, 2021. Please review the call for proposals before submitting your pre-proposal. Pre-proposals should be submitted through the online portal, which contains detailed submission instructions.

Proposals are evaluated for relevance and scientific merit and against information needs identified by the Research Themes under which they are submitted.

Funding Availability

Individual awards are typically between $35,000 and $100,000 per year. Note that the funding limit for pilot projects has increased to $20,000.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Projects may not have a start date before January 1, 2022.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your pre-proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

An electronic copy of your pre-proposal is due by January 15, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Create an account, or log in to an existing account, at to upload an electronic copy of your pre-proposal as a Microsoft Word file or .pdf to the online pre-proposal submittal system. The electronic pre-proposal submitted online must include the necessary signatures.

In addition to submitting an electronic copy of your pre-proposal, investigators are required to input proposal details into the proposal system. Investigators are encouraged to visit the proposal system in advance of the deadline.

For Questions, please contact

If you have questions about the pre-proposal form or the research programs, send an email to the addresses listed below for the appropriate program or call 734-662-3209 and ask to speak to a research program associate.

Fishery Research Program: 

Sea Lamprey Research Program:

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x53429

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