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Research Funding

Ohio Sea Grant offers grant funding for scientists researching Great Lakes issues

Funding Opportunities

Ohio Sea Grant’s funded research focuses on the seven critical issues facing Lake Erie, such as harmful algal blooms and aquatic invasive species. Every two years, Ohio Sea Grant issues a request for proposals to scientists across Ohio conducting projects that address critical issues facing Lake Erie and the Great Lakes. In addition, the Small Grants Program accepts proposals on an ongoing basis.

New funding opportunities will be added frequently, so please check back often.


Ohio Department of Higher Education Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

On behalf of the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, the Ohio State University, and the University of Toledo, we are requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities seeking solutions to:

  1. Reduce nutrient loading to Lake Erie,
  2. Learn about algal toxins formation and human health impacts
  3. Study bloom dynamics
  4. Better inform water treatment plants how to remove toxins, and
  5. Aid the efforts of state agencies.

We anticipate $1.4 million to be available for this competition (likely funding between 8 to 12 projects). For full details, please download the guidelines below.

Important Dates

Ohio Sea Grant must receive a PDF version for

PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE BY
5:00pm Thursday 27 July, 2017


PROPOSAL DEADLINE BY
5:00pm Thursday 12 October, 2017

Submit Prepared Documents


2018 – 2020 Large Grant Pre-Proposals

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is now requesting pre-proposals for one- or two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio and Lake Erie. Our preference is to support a diversity of projects; therefore, proposals should not exceed $60,000 per year, including indirect costs (projects of up to two years in duration are acceptable). Approximately $360,000 is available in each project year (1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019 and 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2020). For full details, please download the guidelines below.

Important Dates

Ohio Sea Grant must receive a PDF version for

PRE-PROPOSAL DEADLINE BY
5:00pm Thursday 11 May, 2017


PROPOSAL DEADLINE BY
5:00pm Thursday 3 August, 2017

Submit Prepared Documents


Ohio Sea Grant’s Small Grants Program

Ohio Sea Grant’s small grants program accepts proposals requesting $10,000 at any time after 1 February 2014. These proposals should include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) summary and budget forms (90-2 and 90-4, respectively), and a budget justification. Letters of support are not mandatory for small grant applications but are encouraged. Each small grant application requires a 50% match. The 90-2 and 90-4 forms can be downloaded at the left. Any questions related to this funding source can be directed to Chris Winslow.