Please contrast Type A and Type B projects in simple terms.
Type A projects are calling for research to advance multidisciplinary modeling systems that help inform and evaluate best fisheries management strategies for future oceans on various timeframes.
Type B projects are calling for research that focuses on the human dimensions of climate change and that advance the understanding of frontline fishing
For Type A proposals, could you please say a couple more words on how you see/understand multidisciplinary
- Multidisciplinary means going across the spectrum from climate and ocean projections through the biological components even into human dimensions. Ultimately we want these systems to be able to provide advice on fisheries management and fishing community adaptation
Could organismal level measures that informed modeling efforts fit into the concept of multidisciplinary here?
- In general the focus of this call is not on organismal level research but it could be considered if key to broader efforts to advance the ability to evaluate the performance of fisheries related management strategies
For Type A proposals, are projects working with existing data at a disadvantage relative to projects collecting new data?
- No disadvantage. We are very much looking to build on existing efforts. We are looking to build a system that can project future conditions and then evaluate best strategies in those conditions. It depends a lot on building and pulling from existing data. So, no disadvantage using existing data or collecting new data
For Type A proposals, should goals be more general or better make a focus adaptation on a particular species?
- The goal of type A projects is to advance integrated systems that can evaluate the performance of fishery management strategies under expected future climate/ocean conditions. Specific focus areas or species are encouraged as part of the process.
Since Type A has been identified as modeling focused, can specific genetic or experimental research be included?
In general the focus of this call is not on genetic or experimental research but it could be considered if key to broader efforts to advance the ability to evaluate the performance of fisheries related management strategies
Do Type A proposals that are modeling-related have an advantage over Type B proposals?
No, we view Type A & Type B proposals as complementary to one another. There is no advantage
Should a Type A proposal include all of the elements from climate and physics to ecology and fishery management?or is it acceptable to just focus on part of the spectrum (e.g., physical processes and prediction)?
The goal of type A projects is to advance integrated systems that can evaluate the performance of fishery management strategies under expected future climate/ocean conditions. While integration across disciplines is encouraged, it is acceptable to focus on parts of the spectrum.
Do Type B proposals have to include indigenous communities (or solely include indigenous communities)?
Type B proposals are not required to include Indigenous communities but where relevant and/or applicable, we are encouraging inclusion of/and engagement with relevant sectors of the community that may include local, indigenous and/or tribal communities
For Type B proposals, is it allowable to budget for an honorarium/stipend or other compensation for people who participate in surveys and focus groups?
Yes, Participant support costs are defined as direct costs for items such as stipends or subsistence allowances, travel allowances and registration fees paid to or on behalf of participants or trainees (but not employees) in connection with conferences, or training projects
Can the same entity submit a Type A proposal and a Type B proposal?
- Yes, an applicant can submit both a Type A & Type B proposal
Is there any interest in tandem proposals i.e., proposals for Type A and Type B in the same region?
- It is certainly possible to have a Type A & B proposal in the same region but not a requirement.
Does CAFA funding apply to storm drain utility projects?
The focus of the CAFA FY23 call is to fund research on strategies and tools to advance resilience and adaptation of marine fisheries and fishing communities. Storm drain utility projects are outside the focus of this call