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Grant Requests to Friends of Maine Seabird Islands

FOMSI annually makes available a limited amount of funding to individuals, agencies, and non-profit organizations for:

  • student and island researcher support
  • education/outreach projects
  • support of refuge priorities
  • seabird research projects

Requests for support for the upcoming field season should be received by FOMSI by February 1st. Applicants will be notified of FOMSI's decision by March 1st.

FOMSI's board may consider requests for non-seasonal projects at any time.

Requests should generally range between $1,000 and $3,000.

Weighing tern chick
(USFWS Photo).

Each request must include a statement of purpose, project justification, methods, details on study location or study species and a detailed budget, including other funding sources, requests or partners. A description of how FOMSI will be recognized for their support should be included.

Recipients must submit a short written accomplishment report at the end of the project (or within a year of the funds being provided) and make a presentation at a FOMSI Board meeting or other FOMSI-sponsored event.

FOMSI must be given credit for our support. A written acknowledgement and suitable logo placement is required on any published materials resulting from a supported projects. For other projects, creative but appropriate recognition is required.

Tern nesting productivity research, Petit Manan Island (USFWS Photo).



Friends of Maine Seabird Islands
P.O. Box 1231
Rockland, ME 04841
[email protected]