The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes and marine problems with particular significance to Ohio, Lake Erie, the Great Lakes region, and the nation. Approximately $425,000 is available in each project year (1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017 and 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018); approximately seven $60,000 projects will be funded in this grant cycle. Ohio Sea Grant will also consider larger budgets for inter- or multidisciplinary research projects (requests of up to $100,000 per year).
Priority will be given to projects that focus on issues of nutrient loading to Lake Erie and harmful algal blooms or coastal economic development. In particular projects that can create jobs and enhance economic activity through improved practices, product creation and specialized training are encouraged, along with human dimensions studies documenting the economic value of Lake Erie natural resources or of cleaning up Lake Erie Areas of Concern.
Pre-proposals are due Thursday, April 23, 2015.
For more information, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu/archive/research.
Please direct any questions about the pre-proposal process to Kristen DeVanna Fussell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-292-8949