Funding Opportunities

Below are current research-funding opportunities from Maryland Sea Grant for principal investigators. Expired opportunities are included for reference.

Graduate fellowships: Look here if you are a graduate student seeking information on fellowships.  Principal investigators seeking to fund graduate fellows on their research projects can obtain information in our funding application materials about how to do so.

Current Funding Opportunities

Start-up Funding / Program Development Awards

Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) focuses on supporting translational watershed, coastal, and marine science that can inform broad audiences in the Chesapeake Bay region and Maryland's coastal areas. MDSG has the ability to support small, targeted grants that come under the general category of Program Development awards. These awards are given to help support important start-up efforts or to offer strategic support to emerging areas of importance. Program Development funds are designed to stimulate and foster small-scale innovative projects that will eventually lead to submissions for larger grants from a variety of sources. Also, these funds may be used to support workshops and educational opportunities that connect marine and coastal science to diverse audiences.

2021 National Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant Office welcomes applicants to two new aquaculture competitions.

Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species

The goal of this competition (NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053) is to develop and refine early stage propagation strategies of aquaculture species to support on-growing operations (note that there are 19 finfish species excluded from this competition, as they are instead eligible for a concurrent competition described below). Sea Grant expects $4,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs. Notices to Submit are due 11/16/2021, Proposals are due to Maryland Sea Grant on 1/20/2022, and the Federal Proposal deadline is 02/03/2022. Follow the link above for important information about this opportunity. 

Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies

The goal of this competition (NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054) is to develop and refine reproduction/broodstock, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies enabling the reliable production of sufficient quantities of juvenile marine finfish to supply on-growing operations. Sea Grant expects $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs. Notices to Submit are due 11/09/2021, Proposals are due to Maryland Sea Grant on 01/13/2022, and the Federal Proposal deadline is 01/27/2022. Follow the link above for important information about this opportunity.  

Other Funding Opportunities from Our Partners

National Sea Grant Office

Sea Grant is the primary university-based program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that supports coastal resource use and conservation. Its research and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation, and use of America’s coastal resources. In short, Sea Grant is “science serving America’s coasts.”

Federal Government Grants 

Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for federal grants. In particular, federal funding opportunities for all grants and fellowships supported by the National Sea Grant College Program can be found through the searchable database at grants.gov.

Expired Funding Opportunities

These past funding opportunities, now closed, resulted in numerous research projects funded by Maryland Sea Grant. We offer these descriptions as a reference about our funding interests, cycles, and history.

2022-2023 Omnibus Research Competition

2020 National Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry

2020-2021 Maryland Sea Grant Omnibus Research Competition

 

Search our database of projects funded through these solicitations.

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