• Faculty Funding

    Faculty Funding

Florida Sea Grant supports the work of scientists and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines from institutions around the state. Researchers are invited to apply for grant funds by visiting our Open Funding Opportunities page.

Request for proposals: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Abundance Estimate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Region

This opportunity is now closed.

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is accepting proposal submissions to estimate the abundance of red snapper in the U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico. This funding opportunity is to develop an independent abundance estimate of Age-2 and older red snapper. The successful applicant will determine the absolute abundance of the red snapper population by habitat type, including artificial reefs, natural reefs and unclassified habitats. The design must include mark-recapture tagging and advanced technology methods. A webinar will be held to discuss this funding opportunity on March 31, 2017, from 1-2:30 p.m. Central time.  Please visit the MASGC red snapper RFP webpage for instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

For more information, visit: Red Snapper Request for Proposals


NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 

This opportunity is now closed.

This aquaculture research competition is designed to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Aquaculture that occurs in the Great Lakes or its coastal zone is eligible for this competition. The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program was established by Congress to promote responsible use and conservation of the nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Sea Grant carries out NOAA’s mission of stewardship of our country’s oceanic and atmospheric resources through a broadly based network of universities.

For more information, visit: 2017 NOAA Sea Grant Marine, Coastal and Great Lakes Aquaculture Initiative.


Biennial Call for Proposals

This opportunity is now closed.

Every two years, Florida Sea Grant solicits Statements of Interest for two-year coastal and ocean applied research grants that reflect priorities identified in the current Florida Sea Grant Strategic Plan.

For more information, visit: Biennial Call for Research Proposals


Florida Sea Grant Elise Newell Seminar Series

This opportunity is now closed.

Annually these seminars allow persons from on and off Florida’s campuses to learn more about timely issues concerning the coasts and oceans. Seminars may address any coastal or ocean topic of current importance to Florida and falling under one of our programmatic focus areas: healthy oceans and coasts, sustainable coastal communities and economies, safe and sustainable seafood, and hazard-resilient and climate-ready coasts. We will support 10 seminar speakers at $1,000 each in travel funds for a total funding level of $10,000, therefore request that applicants carefully develop their budgets to keep costs down. This will allow more seminars to occur state-wide with our limited resources.

For more information, visit: Newell Guidelines


Program Development Funds

This opportunity is not open at this time.

Program Development (PD) funds allow Florida Sea Grant (FSG) faculty to address timely coastal and ocean issues that cannot be anticipated during the year-long process of developing Annual Project proposals in the biennial grant period. PD funding also may support demonstrations essential to coastal user groups, pilot research studies or the transfer of information via workshops or other venues. Program Development projects are of short duration, low budget and yield a definitive result specifically tied to the circumstances that motivate the project.

For more information, visit: Florida Sea Grant Program Development Funds