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San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Delta Science Program, Delta Stewardship Council are pleased to present a draft Delta Science Proposal Solicitation Notice for public review and comment. The multi-agency solicitation will award up to $12 million focused on Delta scientific studies.
Delta Science Fellowship - In partnership with California Sea Grant, this program brings together junior scientists with Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors on research projects relevant to Delta policy and management. Applications for the 2019 Delta Science Fellowship program are due on August 31, 2018. The Delta Science Program is currently in the process of selecting a 2019 class of Delta Science Fellows. Awardees will be announced in early 2019.
The Delta Science Program has funded 48 research grants totaling more than $27 million. The Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to Bay-Delta actions. This knowledge will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and ecosystems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers, managers and other decision-makers.
The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)