Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Lake Erie and its watershed. Pre-proposals must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
This year Ohio Sea Grant’s main priorities for funding include:
- Marine Debris and Emerging Contaminants
- Economics and Coastal Community Development
- Climate Change Resiliency
- Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
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 $80,000 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 14, 2021 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 3, 2021.