Oregon Sea Grant is pleased to announce the 2021-2026 SEED-LEAF Research Competition.  The purpose of this effort is to foster interdisciplinary research approaches that address issues critical to Oregon’s coast and citizens. Letters of Intent for the SEED competition are due July 24, 2020 and SEED proposals are due August 10, 2020.

Oregon Sea Grant invites researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education to submit SEED proposals for interdisciplinary research projects that address cutting-edge, socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. The SEED project provides 12 months of support for the team, ideally leading to a longer-term, larger-scale effort: the LEAF project. 

Oregon Sea Grant research competitions will identify projects that are both scientifically excellent and societally relevant. We are committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. 

For more information about our research opportunities and to learn about available outreach and engagement resources, please contact Sarah Kolesar (Sarah.Kolesar@oregonstate.edu) or Stephanie Ichien (Stephanie.Ichien@oregonstate.edu).