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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 current opportunities.


Current State/Local Funding Opportunities

See details on the State Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities page


Current Regional Funding Opportunities

Community-Focused Ocean Renewable Energy Research Funding Opportunity

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium seeks proposals to catalyze social science and technology research for ocean renewable energy planning in the Northeast, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 

Over $1 million in funding is available to support projects that improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities. Research priority areas include: Fisheries and Fishing Community Resilience, Coastal Community and Economic Resilience, and Co-Location Management of Ocean Renewable Energy with Other Marine Activities.

Budget requests may not exceed $100,000 annually, for a maximum funding request of $200,000 for two years. 

Pre-proposals due May 14, 2021 by 5pm ET via MIT Sea Grant 

Full Proposals due July 16, 2021 by 5pm ET via MIT Sea Grant

Current Student Opportunities

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Current Opportunities from Sea Grant Partners

There are no current opportunities.

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