2015 Call for Proposals for the Robin Rigby Trust. The Trust is now seeking proposals from eligible individuals, with a deadline for applications of October 31, 2015.
The Trust was established in 2008 as a mechanism to support collaborative small-scale and short-term research partnerships on coastal research and development. Proposals are invited from qualified individuals to undertake collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and implementing aspects of conservation and sustainable development in coastal areas. Specifically, the Robin Rigby Trust supports individuals who (1) are undertaking community-centred coastal research in collaboration with appropriate coastal communities, coastal research organizations, and/or coastal-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and (2) are either based in Canada and carrying out their project overseas, or based outside Canada and travelling to Atlantic Canada for their project. The Trust supports suitable partnerships, by funding small-scale “do-able” projects developed in response to local needs, and aiming to: (a) better understand coastal ecosystems and the value of their biodiversity and conservation, (b) effectively address coastal environmental and resource management problems, (c) assist in developing coastal areas responsibly, and/or (d) improve the livelihoods of those living along the coast.
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