The Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) and Michigan Lake and Stream Associations (ML&SA) are pleased to announce a call for proposals for our 2018 Lake Research Grants Program.  We are soliciting proposals from students and lake leaders. Projects that increase the understanding of lake ecology, strengthen collaborative lake management, build lake partnerships and/or expand citizen involvement in lake management, and have applicability to Michigan inland lakes are eligible for consideration. A total of $3,000 has been allocated to fund one or more projects in 2018.

 The purpose of the McNALMS and ML&SA Grants Program is to promote the research and outreach efforts of both University students and those that have completed a volunteer leadership training program. Proposals may be part of a larger project. Proposals will be funded for one calendar year.

 Examples of previously funding projects include:

·  An analysis of phosphorus loading and the ecological impacts from agricultural tile drains in a west Michigan watershed, the
results of which were published earlier this year in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.

·  A study looking at social, cultural, and economic factors underlying lakeshore property owners’ willingness to conserve natural
aquatic habitat on their properties.

·  Littoral primary production and effects of invasive macrophytes in Michigan lakes

·  Young of the year fish mortality along a lakeshore development gradient

 If you have a student or know one or more who might be interested in applying for funding, please pass this information on to them.  Complete details as well as a link to the application form are available at http://www.mcnalms.org/grantsprogram.html.  Deadline for submission is February 23, 2018, and announcement of recipients will be made by the end of March 2018.

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