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Research Funding Opportunities

VIMS trawl survey.

VIMS trawl survey. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Before applying for any Virginia Sea Grant funding, make sure your project fits within the goals of our 2010-2014 Strategic Plan.

Research Funding

  • Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Regional Research RFP
    • The Sea Grant programs of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina are now accepting full proposals that address priorities of the state programs and the Mid-Atlantic region. Only investigators who have had a pre-proposal accepted are eligible to submit a full proposal.
    • Priority topic areas are (1) climate impacts and adaptation; (2) coupled social-ecological systems science that links social science and natural science research; (3) land-estuarine or land-sea interactions; or (4) cross-disciplinary, integrative research that analyzes and synthesizes existing data to address major, large-scale issues of relevance to coastal and marine communities.  The RFP also seeks to bring together innovative research teams with high levels of integration, demonstration of synergistic benefits, and mechanisms for transferring knowledge to end-users.
    • Award period: February 1, 2014—January 31, 2016.
    • Award information: Up to $840,000 is available for a two-year award (for a project that includes all seven states in the Mid-Atlantic region, although proposals from two or more states are eligible)
    • Full proposal deadline: July 1, 2013, 5:00pm EDT
    • Full proposal submission:
    • Interested investigators should download the full RFP, and are encouraged to contact their state programs as soon as possible to discuss proposal ideas.
    • Download the PowerPoint from the informational webinar about this RFP.
    • More resources and instructions for preparing a full proposal.
  • Fisheries Resource Grant Program: Administered by VIMS Marine Advisory Services.

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