Great Lakes Fishery Commission: Fishery and Sea Lamprey Research Programs 2021


Great Lakes Fishery Commission 


The Great Lakes Fishery Commission is now accepting pre-proposals and pilot project proposals for its 2021 funding cycle of Fishery and Sea Lamprey Research Programs. The Program Guide outlines the Fishery Research Program and Sea Lamprey Research Program themes and special topics or research board priorities.

Proposals are evaluated for relevance and scientific merit and against information needs identified by the Research Themes under which they are submitted. In addition to the Program Guide, please see the information pages attached, for each program.

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, 2021.


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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

Pre-proposals can be submitted via the online portal through January 15, 2020. Pilot projects are submitted via email to the appropriate program. More information can be found on the Commission’s website.


For Questions, please contact

Questions? Please contact

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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