Proposal Instructions

Nelson Institute of Marine Research

The world's premier marine research center

REQUIRED CONTENTS OF A NEW PROPOSAL

Listed below are the contents of a proposal, as well as additional materials that you may include. Please use the list as an inventory checklist if you find this helpful in preparing your full proposal. Forms can be dowloaded from the links at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to be notified that your proposal was received by the NIMR Research office, please send an email to project@nimr.org and the proposal Coordinator will notify you.

A complete proposal must be submitted. If any item is omitted, or if page limitations are exceeded, the application may be deferred for consideration until the next proposal cycle.

Body of Proposal

Twenty-five (25) copies required, not including the original

Project Cover Sheet

Narrative

Project Summary

Budget Justification

Budget Summary

Proposed Sources of Matching Funds

Curriculum Vitae

Current Research Support

Additional Materials (Separate from Body)

Two (2) copies required, including the original

Salaries Worksheet

Appendix Material (includes reprints, manuscripts, and any other additional information submitted)

Letters of Support (if preferable, may be included in the Body of Proposal)

Approval for using Animal Subjects from your institution, if applicable

Electronic Copy

PROPOSAL FORMAT INSTRUCTIONS

General Format

Listed below are the instructions for preparing a NIMR proposal. To facilitate completion of the omnibus proposal, we require that your proposal be prepared according to the following specifications:

Type/Font

12 point Times. Do not photo reduce print.

Margins

Side, top and bottom margins should be approximately 1.25 inches each. Typed lines should be left justified.

Line Spacing

The narrative of the proposal should by typed single-spaced. Please do not use 1-1/2 line spacing.

Format Style

Please follow the examples given in this instruction packet, particularly for references. Please use a 5-space indentation for paragraphs. Page numbers are optional. With the exception of the Project Title which is centered, headings in the narrative section should be left justified, bold, and upper case.

Graphics

HARDCOPY: Any tables, figures, and illustrations must be submitted in final form either on separate pages at the end of the text OR embedded within the narrative.

ELECTRONIC COPY: Be sure to include graphics with your electronic submission as SEPARATE files (Hi resolution .TIF documents).

Proposal forms

PROPOSAL FORMS are available from this website.

Electronic Transfer

There are two choices for providing an electronic copy of your proposal: A compact disk or email attachment.

Compact Disk (CD)

Please send a hybrid CD that includes a copy of your proposal. The CD should include:

Your Narrative

References

Milestones chart

Project Summary

Budget Justification

Curriculum Vitae

Label CD with name(s) of Project Leaders(s), application used (Word, WordPerfect), and platform (Mac, IBM, etc.)


Mail to:

NELSON INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
1 NIMR DRIVE
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101

You may send your proposal as an email attachment (twenty-five (25) hard copies are still needed). The appropriate email address is: project@nimr.org. A CD will not be required if you choose the email option. Please email project@nimr.org for more information.

Project Development FormWord Document

Project Development FormPDF Document--Requires full version of Adobe Acrobat 5.0


Project Information FormWord Document

Project Information FormPDF Document--Requires full version of Adobe Acrobat 5.0

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