Every two years, Oregon Sea Grant offers competitive research grants to research projects addressing cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to marine and coastal issues.

The request for pre-proposals for the 2020-2022 competition is now available.

Read about biennial projects in current research or past projects pages.

AWARD

Awards are for two years, and research projects can receive up to $115,000 per year. In the past, OSG has funded three to five of these a year.

ELLIGIBILITY

Proposals may be submitted by faculty of any public or private institution of higher education in Oregon. The project’s lead Principal Investigator (PI) must be deemed eligible by their institution to receive extramural funding. While non-academic researchers may be included among the co-principal investigators (co-PIs), awards will be made only through colleges and universities.

We encourage the involvement of collaborators and researchers who are not Oregon university faculty (collaborators may be with industry, state/regional/federal agencies, tribes, NGOs, and/or other research or academic institutions). Direct salary support for individuals from state and federal agencies, tribal, and for-profit and foreign organizations is not allowed; however, non-federal contributions can be counted as matching or in-kind support for the project. Project participants who are employees of Sea Grant may be part of a project team or serve as the lead Principal Investigator.

HOW TO APPLY

We will use eSeaGrant, a Web-based tool for submitting, reviewing, updating and tracking grant program development proposals and projects. To register for the eSeaGrant system, the lead principal investigator must email a request to eseagrant@oregonstate.edu a week prior to proposal submission. If you cannot submit using the eSeaGrant system, please contact the Oregon Sea Grant program for accommodation.

DEADLINES

These grants are awarded on a biennial basis. The deadline for Preproposals for the 2020-2022 competition has passed.