Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio and Lake Erie. Pre-proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
This year Ohio Sea Grant’s main priorities for funding include:
- Crude oil and hazardous materials transport
- Identification and treatment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products
- Tourism and coastal economic development
- Aquaculture improvements (Additional National Sea Grant Funds may be available to support aquaculture research under this call and therefore this is a priority for all 34 state programs)
- Sensor technology development and infrastructure
- Community hazard resilience
- Green infrastructure performance analysis, modeling and decision support tools
In addition to these priorities, Ohio Sea Grant also works with state agencies like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to address state needs through research. Specific agency priorities are listed in the proposal guidelines, with research directly addressing these needs encouraged, but not required.
Because the preference is to support a variety of projects, proposals should not exceed $60,000 per year, including indirect costs. Projects lasting up to two years are acceptable. The application and use, as well as social and economic impacts of research results, are important considerations for Ohio Sea Grant funding, as is collaboration with industry and state, regional or federal agencies.
Visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu/research/funding for proposal guidelines, required forms and to submit your documents. The page also includes Ohio Sea Grant’s strategic plan to guide researchers on aligning their projects with state priorities.
A webinar on April 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. will discuss the full proposal process and give researchers a chance to ask questions. Full proposals will be due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019.