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If you've ever wanted to conduct biological research on Nantucket, now's your chance!

Interested in studying biodiversity on the Nantucket?  The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is seeking proposals to conduct research that expands knowledge of understudied taxonomic groups and the overall biodiversity of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and/or Muskeget Islands.

The mission of the NBI is to conserve the native biodiversity of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring, and education. This effort is a partnership between conservation organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and individuals interested in supporting and facilitating biodiversity research on the islands and the surrounding waters. Participating partners include the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Maria Mitchell Association, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Nantucket Islands Land Bank Commission, Nantucket Land Council, Nantucket Memorial Airport, The Trustees of Reservations, Tuckernuck Land Trust, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station.

Our 2016 Small Grants Program is now open for submission. The due date for project proposals is March 15, 2016. The call for proposals can be found at this link, When you get there, click on the link, "NBI Research Grants" and on the page after that, "Our 2016 Grant Application Program is now open!" to get the full explanation.

Good luck!

We're lookcing forward to hearing from you!