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 deadline for preliminary proposal for the 2024-2026 competition (PDF) is January 27, 2023. The duration of this funding will run from February 1, 2024 through January 31, 2026.

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


Awards are for two years, and research projects can receive up to $120,000 per year. In the past, OSG has funded three to five of these a year.


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.


We will use eSeaGrant, a web-based tool for submitting, reviewing, updating, and tracking proposals and projects. To register for the eSeaGrant system, the lead principal investigator must email a request to [email protected] prior to proposal submission. Preference is that potential PIs request access to eSeaGrant two weeks prior to the deadline; however, interested researchers may request access closer to the deadline if needed. If you cannot submit using the eSeaGrant system, please contact the Oregon Sea Grant program for accommodation.


These grants are awarded on a biennial basis. The deadline for Preproposals for the 2024-2026 (PDF) competition is January 27, 2023.