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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)


Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund Reduced

Chief Scientist Comments: The goal of this project, which is the exchange of knowledge from traditional and local sources and scientific studies, is worthy. However, the project has now been funded for three years and has achieved few concrete results. When this project was funded in FY 98, it was with the understanding that funding in FY 99 would be contingent upon a favorable review of FY 98 results. My review of the annual report for FY 97 and preliminary information on the project in FY 98 indicates that this is still a weak project in terms of producing concrete results. However, it is clear this effort enjoys substantial support in the communities (e.g., the seaduck synthesis workshop in Tatitlek). I can support only limited funding in FY 99, including for several more synthesis workshops.


Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)


Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: In FY 99 this project will provide technical assistance to principal investigators (primarily Project 99320T-Supp), conduct informational workshops between principal investigators and community experts, and conduct a technical training workshop. At the technical training workshop, the purpose and methods of TEK research will be introduced to give selected community members an understanding of how and why TEK research is conducted. A proposal to hold additional training sessions that focus on specific research ideas will likely be submitted in FY 2000. This project is designed to explore and facilitate the use of traditional knowledge in the restoration of injured resources, which is an important goal of the Trustee Council. Funding beyond FY 99 will be considered following a review of the FY 99 effort.


Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: In FY99, this project will provide technical assistance to PIs (primarily 99320T-Supp), conduct informational workshops between PIs and community experts, and conduct a technical training workshop. At the technical training workshop, the purpose and methods of TEK research will be introduced to give selected community members and understanding of how and why TEK research is conducted. A proposal to hold additional training sessions that focus on specific research ideas will likely be submitted in FY00. This project is designed to explore and facilitate the use of traditional knowledge in the restoration of injured resource, which is an important goal of the Trustee Council. Funding beyond BY99 will be considered following a review of the FY99 effort.