Invasive Species Centre

The Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is now accepting proposals for invasive species project funding for up to $35,000 per project. This year's themes focus on: managing risk by looking ahead, invasive species impacts, rapid response coordination, detection and management tools and educating youth. Successful projects will demonstrate impacts on policy or resource management goals for Ontario. Project funding proposal applications must be submitted online no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, October 11, 2013.

The ISC is also excited to announce a new internship component to their call for proposals and is now also accepting proposals for invasive species internship projects. Organizations with invasive species projects that require an intern should submit internship proposals to the ISC. Successful internship projects will later be matched with qualified university or college students. Internship proposal applications must be submitted online no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, October 4, 2013.

The ISC, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a partnership-based organization. Its focus is on addressing threats from invasive species by facilitating cooperation, collaboration, coordination, and communication between the wide range of stakeholder groups involved in prevention, detection, and response activities. The ISC operates in three key areas: facilitating linkages between government and non-government agencies working in invasive species; functioning as a clearinghouse for information and knowledge exchange; and funding projects that promote a coordinated, evidence-based approach to invasive species.

Funding quality projects that advance invasive species prevention, detection and response is an important part of ISC's mandate. The projects the ISC funds become part of the information and knowledge resources offered through their network of partners. In addition, these initiatives will help contribute to the ISC's ongoing efforts at communication and outreach about invasive species. Organizations or groups engaged in invasive species research, education and outreach, management, or policy are encouraged to submit proposals. Conservation organizations, non-government organizations, research networks, academia, First Nations, industry, municipalities, provincial and federal government agencies are expected to participate in this call for proposals.

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