2023 Request for Proposals

Applications closed

MISG issues RFPs for research projects and graduate fellowships every two years. Michigan Sea Grant’s next research cycle is anticipated to begin in early 2025 for the 2026-2028 funding period. Research proposals are selected for funding through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.

Important Links

Note: Instructions for Full Proposals for Integrated Assessment projects have been updated to clarify that the data sharing plan and NEPA questionnaire do not count toward the 10-page limit.

2023/24 Important Dates

  • March 15, 2023 – Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by 5 p.m. (EST). LOIs should be submitted through the application link above. Note: LOIs are required for Integrated Assessment and Core Research proposals but are not required for Graduate Student Research Fellowships.
  • April 1 – May 22, 2023 – Questions about any proposal category can be submitted to MSG-RFPinfo@umich.edu until 5 p.m. (EST). Responses will be posted on this page as soon as possible after questions are received.
  • May 24, 2023 – Full research proposals for all categories are due by 5 p.m. (EST). Proposals should be submitted through the application link above.
  • September 2023 – Notification of final proposal funding decisions.
  • February 1, 2024 – Funding for new projects begins, pending federal appropriations.
  • February 1, 2024 through January 31, 2026 – Timeline for projects approved for funding.

Questions about the RFP?

Questions related to Integrated Assessment, Core Research, or Graduate Student Research Fellowship proposals  — whether technical or content-related — should be submitted to the Michigan Sea Grant Research Program by emailing MSG-RFPinfo@umich.edu.