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2020‐2022 Research Funding

Grants to Mississippi and Alabama Investigators at
IHEs for Innovative Research on Coastal Issues

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

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Grants to investigators affiliated with Alabama and Mississippi institutes of higher education for innovative and translational research on local coastal issues. Pre-proposals must be submitted before applying. Eligible pre-proposals must focus on research, be highly integrated, multi-disciplinary, and address one or more of the following priority focus areas:

- Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
- Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Resilient Communities and Economies
- Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

For details on the focus areas, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155970

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding level for an individual project shall not exceed $75,000 per year of federal support, including all facilities and administrative costs (F&A).

Term of Contract:

MASGC is accepting one‐ or two‐year pre‐proposals. Projects are anticipated to begin on February 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

MASGC welcomes pre‐proposals where Principal Investigators (PIs) are affiliated with an academic institution of higher education in Alabama or Mississippi. Co‐Principal Investigators (Co‐PIs) on projects can be from nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations and/or tribal, state or local governments located in Alabama or Mississippi.

No person shall be excluded on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from MASGC. However, unsatisfactory performance under prior MASGC awards may result in an application not being considered for funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Zoom Webinar

When: Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2020-2022 MASGC Request for Research Pre-proposals

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

The online chat feature will be available for questions as they arise. Sound should come through your computer, but if for some reason you need to phone in, the following options are available.

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Pre-Application Information:

Only investigators who submit pre‐proposals are eligible to submit full proposals. Investigators that do not receive a positive review of their pre‐proposal remain eligible for submission of the full proposal.

A 50‐percent match of the federal funds (i.e., 1 dollar of match for every 2 dollars of federal money) is required for this competition. Match may be in the form of in‐kind services or additional funds from a specified institution, agency, industry or nonfederal program. Funding from federal agencies cannot count toward the non‐federal match requirement. Incorporating support from local, state or federal agencies in real or in‐kind funding will enhance the project.

Pre‐proposals are due Friday, February 15, 2019, by 5 p.m. Central Time. No extensions.

The proposal process requires 13 months from the release date of the request for pre‐ proposals to project initiation. The following are process milestones:

- Funding announcement released: December 14, 2018
- Pre‐proposals due: February 15, 2019
- Notification of principal investigators: April 18, 2019
- Full proposals due: June 10, 2019
- Notification of funding decisions: September 6, 2019
- Project initiation: February 1, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions related to priorities:

LaDon Swann


Stephen Sempier

For questions related to submission procedures, proposal guidance, forms and competition requirements:

Loretta Leist, Research Coordinator

For questions related to budget preparation and other fiscal procedures:
Devaney Cheramie

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Mississippi