Translating coastal research into application

Sea Grant and the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP) announce a new funding opportunity for collaborative projects to integrate research, its application, and community engagement in thematic areas of long-term coastal evolution, extreme storms, and human and ecosystem health.

Proposals should address the needs or gaps that have been identified by or are evident from USCRP-funded projects, to move research project findings toward application through service delivery and decision support for coastal community decision-makers, planners, and other coastal stakeholders.

The following entities are encouraged to participate in this funding opportunity, in conjunction with a Sea Grant Program: any individual; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity (including any Sea Grant Program or other institution); or any State, political subdivision of a State, Tribal government or agency or officer thereof. Applications for the opportunity must come from a Sea Grant Program and interested partners should participate in conjunction with a Sea Grant Program. 

It is anticipated that approximately $4,000,000 will be available to fund 10-20 projects at up to $150,000 over two years (Tier 1) or up to $500,000 over four years (Tier 2). Matching funds will not be required for this competition.

Read the National Sea Grant announcement or the full announcement on and formal opportunity

Letters of intent must be submitted via email to Maine Sea Grant by 5:00 p.m. local time on June 8, 2022, with LOI: NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007298 in the subject line of the email. 

For more information, register for access to a recorded webinar. If you have questions, please contact Maine Sea Grant Director for Research, Jessica Jansujwicz.