Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for 2022-2024 Proposals

Maine Sea Grant LogoThe Maine Sea Grant College Program is pleased to announce that our biennial request for 2022-2024 research proposals is now open for submissions.

Required pre-proposals are due February 24, 2021, by 5:00 PM.
Full proposals will be encouraged following the initial pre-proposal review, with an expected deadline of May 17, 2021.

Our request for proposals is designed to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. We anticipate approximately $600,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Total two-year requests are limited to $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs). 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.

We accept proposals aligned with any part of our current strategic plan. We strongly encourage projects that will advance Maine’s capacity for adaptive coastal resource management and public policy in response to climate-driven ecosystem change.  Proposals that explicitly link with strategies and actions described in the Maine Climate Council’s Four-Year Plan for Climate Action, Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine, or report Assessing the Potential Equity Outcomes of Maine’s Climate Action Plan: Framework, Analysis and Recommendations will receive additional merit during the review process.

Complete request and instructions:

Maine Sea Grant Request for Proposals 2022-2024 (PDF)

We seek proposals that link research to the needs of coastal communities. There is no better way to do this than by interacting with our Marine Extension Team. Collectively, they have decades of experience in Maine’s coastal communities. We are hosting a virtual informational webinar that will present an overview of this RFP and introduce the marine extension associates. The date of this webinar is February 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM.

Register for the webinar here.

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Research Coordinator at 207.581.4880 or email the Research Coordinator by January 25, 2021. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.

Maine Sea Grant has an online proposal submission tool.  All pre-proposals and full proposals must be submitted to Maine Sea Grant through eSeaGrant.  Please review our instruction manual for a short introduction and tutorial to using eSeaGrant.  Contact the Research Coordinator if you have questions.

Related forms and documents:

Maine Sea Grant Strategic Plan
Outreach and Engagement: A Primer for Sea Grant Researchers
Tutorial for using eSeaGrant

Contact the Research Coordinator, by email or phone (207.581.4880) with any questions.