National Sea Grant

NOAA and the National Sea Grant Program periodically make special funding available for projects addressing national or regional needs. 

Please read instructions carefully; different grants and fellowships have different deadlines and submittal requirements. In some cases, you must submit your proposal through the closest state Sea Grant office; in others, they go directly to the National Sea Grant office. If you have questions, please contact

A full list of active national research initiatives is available on the National Sea Grant Web site.

Current national and regional Sea Grant RFPs:

NOAA Sea Grant National Strategic Investments. The National Sea Grant program periodically offers competitive grants in nationally important topical areas. Visit their site for current opportunities.

Other grant sources:

  • Oregon State University Research Office (including undergraduate research opportunities)
  •, the one-stop application system for finding and applying for more than 1,000 different federal research grants
  • Grants Online- NOAA's grant management system

    Note: If you are submitting a proposal through Oregon Sea Grant, you do not need to go through the or Grants Online submittal process. If your proposal makes it through our competitive review process, we will take care of the federal submission requirements for you.

  • National Science Foundation grants and awards
  • Community of Science funding news and grants database (requires registration)

See our Fellowships & Internships page for graduate and undergraduate research funding opportunities.