Funding Opportunities


 Maine Sea Grant Program Development Funds

OPEN: Next due date for Program Development proposals is 1 February 2015.

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.  

Maine Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

OPEN:  Preliminary proposal deadline: 4:30 p.m., EST, Friday 27 February 2015.

The Maine Sea Grant College Program invites preliminary proposals for research projects to be funded in the period February 2014 through January 2016. 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.


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