Oregon Sea Grant Call for Preliminary Proposals

Grant Period: February 2016 – January 2018

The proposal submittal period is now closed.

Every two years, Oregon Sea Grant invites researchers affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education to submit preliminary proposals (pre-proposals) for research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important ocean and coastal issues. Pre-proposals will be entered into a highly competitive review and selection process. Proposed work may begin on either February 1, 2016, or February 1, 2017. Individual requests for funding are not to exceed $115,000 per year. Available funding is set by the NOAA Sea Grant Program based on congressional appropriations, and is subject to change and rescission.

Pre-proposals are reviewed by external scientists, our citizen advisory board and Oregon Sea Grant leadership to ensure that they match the priorities and goals set forth in our strategic plan. Based on these evaluations, OSG will issue invitations for full proposals. Full proposals undergo independent external mail reviews as well as science panel and citizen advisory panel reviews of both scientific excellence and societal relevance.

We are using eSeaGrant, California Sea Grant’s web-based tool for grant proposals, to receive and manage proposals. Applicants (the lead principal investigator) should submit proposals to the competition labeled “Oregon Sea Grant 2016-18 Biennial Call.” Instructions are provided as you log on.

Registration and submittal at eSeaGrant.


  • Preliminary proposals due: Friday, February 13, 2015, before 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Invitations for full proposals: Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Full proposals due: Friday, May 22, 2015, before 5:00 p.m. PDT
  • Peer review period: May 18, 2015 to August 7, 2015
  • Reviews to investigators: August 14, 2015
  • Investigator responses to reviews due: August 21, 2015 
  • Tentative Notice of funding decisions: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
  • Successful projects begin: February 1, 2017

Bookmark this page for additional information about this RFP. You may also download a copy of this request for proposals osg-2016-18-rfp-full-proposal-updated.pdf (168.49 KB) in .pdf format.

Proposals are expected to align with the Oregon Sea Grant 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. 

For questions on the proposal process or technical questions regarding eSeaGrant contact Research and Scholars Program Leader Sarah Kolesar. (541-737-8695)