Oregon Sea Grant supports competitive, peer-reviewed research allowing top ocean and coastal scientists from all over Oregon to apply their skills to issues of critical importance to the state, the region and the nation.

Our grant submission and approval process is guided by a program-wide commitment to:

  • improving human health and safety related to ocean and coastal use
  • promoting social progress and economic vitality
  • enhancing the sustainability of coastal ecosystems

We strive to meet and anticipate the region's changing needs through an integrated program of research, public engagement and education. Our goals are to help create an informed and engaged society, and invest in and use sound science. We solicit grant proposals in key issue areas determined through an ongoing strategic planning process that involves both scientists and stakeholders.

Grant Opportunities

Every two years, we award approximately $2 million in research grants through a rigorous, competitive, peer-reviewed process. Researchers affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education are welcomed to apply. When funding permits, smaller program development grants are available between biennial cycles to address urgent or emerging regional needs.

Managing Your Grant

Find guidelines to successfully manage your OSG funding, including federal statutes and guidelines from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Oregon State University.


Current Research

Learn more about projects currently being funded by Oregon Sea Grant, including omnibus and development grants, plus grants from NOAA for aquaculture research.

Past Projects

Read "impact and accomplishment" summaries of research and projects supported by Oregon Sea Grant funds.