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Guidelines for Funding Research

Every two years the IWC’s Scientific Committee recommends a series of research projects for Commission funding.  The majority of these projects are directly related to supporting the work of the Scientific Committee, although there is a limited opportunity for the Committee to consider projects which arise outside of the requirements of its sub-committees.

Scientific Committee procedures require unsolicited projects (i.e. those which are not generated through the Committee’s own work) to be submitted three months prior to the annual Committee meeting where they will be considered.  Unsolicited projects should be sent to

To download the Committee’s pro-forma for submitting funding requests please click here.
To download the Committee's pro-forma and guidelines for submitting database and repository funding requests click here.

To read the Committee’s guidelines for funding proposals for IWC Scientific Committee workshops please click here.