Sea Grant provides a variety of funding opportunities based on its work in four focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development. Funding opportunities include National Strategic Investments, Special Projects, focused opportunities through each of the 34 Sea Grant programs, and more. See below for more information on current and previous funding opportunities. Most funding opportunities require applying through or to one of the 34 Sea Grant programs.
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Current National Funding Opportunities
Translating Coastal Research into Application
Sea Grant and the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP) announce a new funding opportunity. It is anticipated that approximately $4,000,000 will be available 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 (PDF list), to move research project findings toward application through service delivery and decision support for coastal community decision-makers, planners, and other coastal stakeholders.
Approximately 10-20 projects may be funded 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.
Eligible applicants are Sea Grant College Programs, Sea Grant Institutional Programs, and Sea Grant Coherent Area Programs.
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.
Read formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007298
Letters of intent must be submitted to NSGO by 5:00 p.m. local time on June 15, 2022.
Applications must be submitted to Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 30, 2022.
An informational webinar about the funding opportunity was held on May 16, 2022. Register here to view the recording (PDF of slides).
If you have questions or need further assistance in identifying a Sea Grant Program to partner with, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and specify that your question is related to the Translating Coastal Research into Application competition in the subject line.
This program will support collaborative projects to address priority issues involving applied research and/or technological questions impacting the American lobster fishery.
Applications are sought from research teams and others that encourage partnerships between state agencies, academia, and/or industry stakeholders that address development and operationalization of gear technologies, including sub-sea gear location that help industry comply with the requirements set forth in the final 2021 rule (FR–210827–0171) to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP); and/or socio-technological or socio-economic research to understand the social, economic, and technological opportunities and/or barriers associated with bringing gear technology to commercial scale in the lobster fishery in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and/or southern New England.
Sea Grant anticipates having up to $2 million dollars to fund a diverse set of projects with funding requests ranging from $50k-$750k in FY 2022. Projects may be one or two years in duration with a maximum of two years. Non-federal matching funds equal to at least 50 percent of the federal funding request must be provided.
Eligible applicants are any individual; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity (including any Sea Grant College, Sea Grant Institute or other institution); or any State, political subdivision of a State, Tribal government or agency or officer thereof.
Read formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007241
Applications must be submitted to Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
The NOAA National Sea Grant Office hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to provide an overview of the 2022 American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity and its application process. View the recording here.
Current State/Local Funding Opportunities
See details on the State Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities page
Current Regional Funding Opportunities
There are no open opportunities at this time.
Current Student Opportunities
See our pages on student opportunities.
Current Opportunities from Sea Grant Partners
There are no open opportunities at this time.