Funding Opportunities

Maine Scallop Collaborative Research Fund

Open: Proposals are due to the Maine Sea Grant office by 4:30 p.m. on 16 June 2014.

Maine Sea Grant invites proposals for collaborative research on the nearshore scallop fishery. Projects should contribute knowledge to the continued improvements in management of the scallop fishery in Maine state waters.


Maine Sea Grant Program Development Funds

Open: Next due date for Program Development proposals is 1 February 2014.

Due to continued federal budget concerns, Program Development funding remains uncertain.  At this time, Maine Sea Grant does anticipate having funds available to support upcoming Program Development calls in October, February and June. Follow the link above for further details on Program Development priorities and process.  


NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2014

Open: Pre-proposals must be received by electronic mail to the National Sea Grant Office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 21 February 2014. Full proposals are due from applicants to the state Sea Grant Program by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 30 May 2014. NOTE: Only those who have submitted a pre-proposal may submit a full proposal. Those who have submitted a pre-proposal do not need to wait for an invitation to submit a full proposal.
Download the RFP here.


Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

CLOSED: the 2014-2015 Omnibus RFP pre-proposal submission is closed.  Please check back in January, 2015 for the next Omnibus RFP.

Through our biennial request for proposals, we strive to sponsor a diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of Maine with the needs of coastal stakeholders. Maine Sea Grant is administered by the University of Maine, but the research competition is open to faculty and staff at any public or private research or higher education institution in the state.

Full proposal submission information (Full project proposals will only be accepted from applicants who submitted a preliminary proposal in response to the Maine Sea Grant College Program 2014-2015 request for proposal).

2014-2015 Omnibus RFP and preliminary proposal guidelines (closed: new RFP will be posted in January, 2015).


Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Regional Request for Proposals

CLOSED: the 2014-2015 Regional RFP pre-proposal submission is closed.  Please check back in January, 2015 for the next regional RFP.

Recognizing that some issues are best addressed at the regional scale, the Sea Grant Programs in the Northeast, through the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, set aside funds for research proposals that have relevance to the Gulf of Maine and Greater New York Bight regions.

Student and Graduate Funding Opportunities


Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences


Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship


NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship


Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program