Funding Opportunities

Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

OPEN: Preliminary proposal deadline: 4:30 p.m., EST, Friday, February 24, 2017

The Maine Sea Grant College Program invites preliminary proposals for projects to be funded in the period February 2018 through January 2020. In this new request, we seek proposals of two separate categories. First, we seek to fund research proposals that link the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. Secondly, we aim to support synthesis efforts that will integrate knowledge from diverse sources to summarize our current understanding of coastal Maine issues, identify gaps in knowledge, and outline future research directions. Synthesis efforts should not include the collection of new data. Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.

Maine Sea Grant Program Development Funds

OPEN: Next due date for Program Development proposals is 1 April 2017.

Program Development funds are contingent on federal budget appropriations. At this time, Maine Sea Grant anticipates having funds available to support upcoming Program Development activities in October and April. Follow the link above for further details on Program Development priorities and process.  

NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2016 

CLOSED. The pre-proposal deadline was March 10, 2016. For more details, this announcement can be found by searching for Federal Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004807; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.417, Sea Grant Support.  Please share this information broadly.

* UMaine Investigators submitting a full proposal to this competition, or as subaward to another institution, must go through the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs subject to their timelineWe encourage you to work with Lynn Wardwell in our office with issues of the budget. 

**Investigators not part of the UMaine System should be aware that the University of Maine will charge indirect in the amount of 42.5% of the first $25,000 of their award. This is the case whether the institution is applying as the leader of the project or as a subaward  We encourage you to work with Lynn Wardwell in our office with issues of the budget. 

Full Proposals are due from applicants to the state Sea Grant Program by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 12, 2016.

Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Regional Request for Proposals

CLOSED. Recognizing that some issues are best addressed at the regional scale, the Sea Grant Programs in the Northeast, through the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, set aside funds for research proposals that have relevance to the Gulf of Maine and Greater New York Bight regions.

Sea Grant Supported Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities


OPEN: Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences


CLOSED: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship


CLOSED: NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship


CLOSED: Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics


Other NOAA Scholarship Opportunities


CLOSED: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program


CLOSED: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program