Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) RFP For An Applied Scientific Research Project
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Memorial Deadline: Monday 12th, December 2022
External Deadline: Thursday 15th, December 2022
Applications submitted under this specific RFP process must pertain directly to the topic listed below.
The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) is seeking a suitable organization, such as a community group, non-government organization (NGO), university or college, or indigenous organization, to carry out an applied research* project that will help contribute to the attainment of healthy and sustainable wild Atlantic salmon stocks in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
(*For our definition of Applied Research, please see below)
Eligible applied research topic: The applied research topic eligible for submission of a proposal is limited to the following (Note: bullets () under the key topics below are suggested examples only):
Topic 1: Are current management regulations and protocols effective in conserving and sustaining salmon populations?
Topic 2: What are the consequences of aquaculture on wild Atlantic salmon in eastern Canada?
o What is the influence of pathogens and parasites on the survival of wild Atlantic salmon?
o What are the consequences of interbreeding between farmed and wild salmon on wild salmon?
Topic 3: How do freshwater ecosystems influence wild Atlantic salmon populations?
o What are the causes and the consequences of variable parr and smolt size and/or abundance?
o Development of a watershed-based risk assessment of land use practices (e.g. forestry, agriculture, urbanization, mining) for the protection of Atlantic salmon habitat.
o Identify key habitats and risks and recommend specific multi-faceted land-use management practices that protect these features.
Topic 4: What are the consequences of climate change on wild Atlantic salmon?
Applied Research: Research that is practical – i.e. that can be applied to a well-defined problem. It’s the opposite of pure or theoretical research for which no specific application has been identified. Applied research is systematic in collection and examination of facts involving the practical application of science. Applied research focuses on solving specific problems or answering specific questions.
Applied research is field or laboratory study, or analysis of existing information that addresses a well-defined question or tests a specific hypothesis such that there is unique information produced, or confirmatory findings with a strong likelihood that the results could be published in primary scientific literature.
See the attached pdf for additional information.
The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022 by 4:00 PM AST.