Thursday, August 17, 2017

About the Sea Grant Project Search

This search allows you to filter projects and search by character.  The filter has drop-down menus and the search will look for the exact letters that you type. We are continually working to make the search better and more user friendly, check back for updates often.

The more filters you use to refine your search the faster it will run.

Filter Options

  • Region/Program: There are 33 Sea Grant programs, the National Sea Grant Library, and the National Sea Grant Law Center. Additionally, Sea Grant programs work together on a regional level for many projects. Use this filter to tailor your results to a specific Sea Grant Program or a geographical area.
  • Year: Any years the project was funded based on the grant year (February 1 - January 31)
  • Categories: Use categories to browse through the Sea Grant project area archive. All projects funded by Sea Grant are given a classification code depending project emphasis, for example, climate or safety at sea. This filter provides an easy way to sort a range of projects with a specific emphasis. There are 23 main categories.
    • Subcategories: Main categories are made up of more specific subcategories. Please check the box next to the categories drop down to view the subcategories.

Word Search Option

  • Try using just the leading letters of a word to search for variations. For example, searching on the word oyster will search for oyster and oysters, but searching on the word oysters will not search oyster.
  • If you would like to search for an exact phrase without pulling up the variation, add a space to the end of the word. For example, to search for law and not Delaware, search for law with a space after it.
  • If you would like to search for an exact phrase you can type in two words separated by a space. For example, citizen science will pull all projects that have the exact term ‘citizen science’.
  • If you would like to search for two keywords, not an exact phrase, use the ‘add search term’ feature. This will allow you to search for two or three separate words that are not exact phrases.
  • Use the search drop-down menu to search all projects for specific partners, investigators, titles or project number. 
  • The site currently does not have an “export” function that will allow you to export your results into a spreadsheet or word document.  We realize this is an essential function and are working to build a feature.

Our public search includes all projects reported by Sea Grant programs starting in 1993.  Each new project is automatically included in the public search as soon as it has been awarded by our grants office and accepted by the Program or University.


If you are having trouble finding what you’re looking for, try expanding your filters or search terms.

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