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Proposed allocation of funds from the IWC-SORP Research Fund - 2020
Elanor Bell , IWC-SORP Scientific Steering Committee and the IWC-SORP Assessment Panel
International Whaling Commission
This paper summarises the assessment process and proposed allocation of funds from the IWC’s Southern Ocean Research Partnership (IWC-SORP) Research Fund following an open, competitive ‘Call for Proposals’, which opened on 07 October 2019 and closed on 10 January 2020.
An Assessment Panel (The Panel), assessed 9 eligible proposals. Subsequently, the Panel proposed to the IWC-SORP SSC the allocation of a total of £129,955 GBP from the IWC-SORP voluntary fund to 6 projects during the next financial year.
The IWC-SORP SSC would welcome feedback from the Scientific Committee (perhaps via the Heads of Delegation – the mechanism is being developed by the Chair of the Committee in light of the lack of a face-to-face SC meeting this year) regarding the assessment process undertaken and the proposed allocation of funds. The IWC-SORP SSC also seeks agreement to present these allocations to the Finance and Administration Committee during IWC68.