Through JISAO’s Cooperative Agreement, research is funded through three tasks.
JISAO supports core programs by providing space, computer access, administrative support, and other services for postdocs and visitors. Core programs include:
- Three to four postdoctoral fellows on annual appointments, renewable for a second year.
- Honoraria and travel expenses for short-term visitors
- Education and outreach activities
- A portion of JISAO administration
The Task II budgets serve as a vehicle for funding research scientists (UW professional staff), other postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students. The Task II program supports directed, collaborative research efforts between NOAA and university scientists.
Task II funding currently supports:
- Approximately 90 professional staff, postdoctoral research associates, and UW graduate students are housed at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) and Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)
Task III funds supports University of Washington research in areas compatible with the JISAO’s major research themes. Task III programs serve as vehicles for funding research scientists (UW faculty and professional staff), postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students.
Task III funding typically supports an average of six postdoctoral research associates housed at PMEL and AFSC.
JISAO Internal Research Grants
The JISAO Internal Research Grant program is open to all staff who are Research Scientist 3 and above. Total funding available in 2020 is $120,000 with a maximum award amount of $30,000. A total of four to five proposals will be funded. Funds for this program are not subject to overhead charges.
Research should include new, currently unfunded, or a significant extension of existing but unfunded research and be encompassed by at least one of the seven JISAO research themes. Internal Research Grant funds are to be used primarily for salary (including fringe benefit costs) of JISAO employees (including post-doctoral research associates, and post- docs or students within the College of the Environment). Collaboration with researchers in other UW units or NOAA is encouraged but not essential. With justification that includes identifying an upcoming RFP, a portion of funds may be used to acquire proof-of-concept data or training that is combined with the collection of proof-of-concept data.