AK-20-06-Subsistence Harvest and Iñupiaq Knowledge of Beluga Whales for Kaktovik, Alaska

The purpose of this agreement is to conduct cooperative and collaborative sociocultural research in Kaktovik, North Slope Borough, Alaska.

The research goal is to learn where, when, and how people in Kaktovik hunt beluga whales and the cultural value and importance of beluga harvest for the community.


desired outcome is co-production and sharing of historical, cultural, spatial, and temporal knowledge about subsistence beluga hunting.

The purpose of gaining this knowledge is primarily to support environmental impact analyses, but also includes community engagement, Tribal consultation, harvest monitoring, and co-management of the beluga harvest.The Full Announcement and Application Instructions are located under the Related Documents.
Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Estimated Funding: $350,000

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NSF Publication 20-605

Additional Information of Eligibility:
This Program Announcement describes the specific projects that may be awarded to the universities or eligible groups identified below.

All awards are premised on receipt of an acceptable proposal.

This is not an open solicitation for proposals.

This announcement is specifically to announce intent to undertake the following project(s): Subsistence Harvest and Inupiaq Knowledge of Beluga Whales for Kaktovik (North Slope Borough), Alaska.

Open to:Eligible recipients include the State of Alaska, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education of the State of Alaska and the North Slope Borough.Eligibility Information: Research projects are required to have a staff member of the applying organization as the Principal Investigator (PI).

Cooperative research between interested organizations; (i.e., state agencies, public universities, and non-profits in affected states) is always encouraged.Cost Share/Match: Contributions of matching funds towards these efforts, either as cash or in-kind contributions (such as salary, equipment, etc., or a combination of both) is very strongly encouraged.

Match cannot include value associated with collection costs for samples previously collected.

Match value for instrumentation and other equipment should be adjusted to the period of use within the project relative to the full life cycle for the item.

Matching dollars cannot be from other Federal funding sources.

Further information can be located at 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 200.306.

All questions regarding this project, including eligibility, should be directed only to the Program Announcement and Cooperative Agreement Agency Point-of-Contact listed in Section G.

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