Funding Opportunities

Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

OPEN. Full proposals are due Monday 4 March 2019.

We anticipate an estimated $600,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Maine Sea Grant will consider funding proposals up to $150,000. Maine Sea Grant intends to fund as many excellent proposals as is possible; projects with requested funding below the maximum amount and those that show strong leveraging of funding are encouraged. Total two-year requests over $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs) will not be considered. Proposed research must show 50% non-federal match at the preliminary proposal stage, including source and level of available non-federal match. Proposals without sufficient match will not be considered.


NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative 2018

CLOSED. Proposals were due March 2, 2018. The next RFP is anticipated for 2019.

Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,000,000 across fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI). As part of the NAI, this competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities: (a) supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries; (b) developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine aquaculture to the public; and (c) increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions. Proposals must be submitted by the local Sea Grant program. More information and instructions.
 

Maine Sea Grant Program Development Funds

OPEN. The next Program Development proposal deadline is 1 April 2019.
 

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

CLOSED: Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences
OPEN: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
OPEN: NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
OPEN: Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

 

Other NOAA Scholarship Opportunities

OPEN: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
CLOSED: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program