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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.

2020 – 2022 Large Grant Pre-Proposals

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is 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 $480,000 is available in each project year (1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021 and 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022). For full details, please download the guidelines below.

Important Dates

Ohio Sea Grant must receive a PDF version of your documents by the following deadlines:

5:00pm Thursday 14 March, 2019

5:00pm Thursday 27 June, 2019

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.