Funding Opportunities

NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative 2018

OPEN: Deadline March 2, 2018 5:00 PM for submitting complete proposals to Maine Sea Grant

Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,000,000 across fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI). As part of the NAI, this competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities: (a) supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries; (b) developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine aquaculture to the public; and (c) increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions. Proposals must be submitted by the local Sea Grant program. More information and instructions.

Maine Sea Grant Program Development Funds

OPEN. The next Program Development proposal deadline is 1 April 2018 (pending federal budget appropriations).

Program Development funds are contingent on federal budget appropriations. At this time, Maine Sea Grant anticipates having funds available to support upcoming Program Development activities in April; more information will be posted here when updates are available.

Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

CLOSED. Full proposals were due Monday, June 5, 2017. Next RFP is anticipated for 2019.

Through our biennial request for proposals, we strive to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. Assuming no changes in the federal Sea Grant appropriation and the requirements of the non-research components of the Maine Sea Grant program, an estimated $750,000 will be available to support research projects over the two-year funding period. Total two-year requests are limited to $150,000 in Sea Grant funds (including all direct and indirect costs). Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.

Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Regional Request for Proposals

CLOSED. Recognizing that some issues are best addressed at the regional scale, the Sea Grant Programs in the Northeast, through the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, set aside funds for research proposals that have relevance to the Gulf of Maine and Greater New York Bight regions.

Sea Grant Supported Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

OPEN:Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences
CLOSED: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
CLOSED: NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
CLOSED: Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics


Other NOAA Scholarship Opportunities

CLOSED: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
CLOSED: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program