ECO Program Funding


CIGLR provides up to $6,000 to support undergraduate, graduate, or comparable research assistants who incorporate a policy engagement, communications, or outreach component into their work. The ECO program component must highlight the contributions of NOAA, CIGLR, and CIGLR’s Regional Consortium Partners to research and management of the Great Lakes for the good of its people. Examples include, but are not limited to, Congressional visits, op-ed articles, K‐12 education activities, community outreach events, public education talks, establishment of social media sites or feeds, factsheets, newsletters, or magazines. For information about CIGLR’s ECO Program, visit

2022 Program Announcement 

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