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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 Sea Grant’s Biennial Large Grants Program

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio, Lake Erie, and the Great Lakes region every two years. Our next projects will begin 1 February 2018 with calls for pre-proposals in early 2017.

Our preference is to support a greater diversity of smaller projects rather than a few larger projects. Projects should not exceed $60,000 per year, including indirect costs. However, we will also consider inter- or multidisciplinary research projects requesting up to $100,000 per year. The application and use, as well as the sociological and economic impact of research results, are important considerations for Sea Grant funding.


Ohio Sea Grant’s Small Grants Program

Research Forms

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.


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