The Marine Mammal Commission announces a request for proposals for projects that will further the conservation and management goals of the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and assist the Commission in fulfilling its duties under the MMPA. Projects addressing human impacts on marine mammals and their ecosystems, or proposing research with clear management applications, are highly encouraged. All projects must include an outreach, communication, or engagement component. Additional weight will be given to proposals that: 1) focus on species or population(s) of conservation concern, or 2) increase the inclusion or representation of people from underrepresented groups in marine mammal research, management, or conservation. The Commission will be accepting research proposals until April 15, 2021. For more information, visit our website.