Michigan Sea Grant is soliciting proposals for innovative research projects and graduate fellowships for the 2018-2020 funding period. Michigan Sea Grant sends out RFPs for research projects every two years. Michigan Sea Grant will support three types of research this funding cycle:

  • Integrated Assessment – Research that uses Integrated Assessment methods to address important social and ecological issues affecting the Great Lakes, up to $75,000 per year for two years.
  • Core Research – Basic core research on issues currently affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem, up to $100,000 per year for two years.
  • Graduate Student Research Fellowships – Graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) research fellowships for one or two years, up to $50,000 total per fellowship.

Funding for Integrated Assessment and Core Research will support two-year projects that begin February 1, 2018, and end by January 31, 2020. Fellowships may begin in 2018 (one or two year period) or 2019 (one year period).

Qualified researchers at accredited Michigan universities are eligible to be Principal Investigators on MISG-funded projects. Graduate fellowships will support a graduate student enrolled at an accredited Michigan university with support of a faculty member from that institution.

All proposals require a 50 percent non-federal match (one non-federal dollar for every two federal dollars requested). Funding is contingent upon NOAA approval and congressional appropriation of funds.

The deadline for Integrated Assessment and Core Research pre-proposals is 5 p.m. March 3, 2017 (EST).

Graduate Student Research Fellowship proposals are due by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2017. Funding decisions will be announced early September 2017.

For details on these opportunities, see: www.michiganseagrant.org/research/funding-information