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Sea Grant Funding Opportunities

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

There are no open opportunities at this time.


Current State/Local Funding Opportunities

See details on the State Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities page


Current Regional Funding Opportunities

Social and Economic Impacts of PFAS in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain Regions 

With support from the National Sea Grant Office, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program has $400,000 to invest in promising research projects relevant to social and economic impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure, mitigation, and remediation in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain regions. Letters of intent should be emailed to by July 3, 2023. More information is available here.


Current Student Opportunities 

See our pages on student opportunities.


Current Opportunities from Sea Grant Partners

There are no open opportunities at this time.


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