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

2022-2024 Research Funding

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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC)

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Deadline Date:

06/11/21 5:00 PM Central Time


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Grants to investigators affiliated with Alabama and Mississippi institutes of higher education for innovative research on local coastal issues. Pre-proposals must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible pre-proposals must focus on research and 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, 2022.

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.

MASGC encourages applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income and socioeconomic status types to apply for this competitive research opportunity.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Question-and-Answer Zoom Meeting

One Zoom meeting will be held to discuss the MASGC research funding opportunity on Friday, January 22, 2021, from 1-2:30 p.m. Central Time. You may register for the meeting at:

The meeting will be recorded and posted on the MASGC funding webpage by January 25.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for pre-proposals is 5 p.m. Central Time on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

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 18, 2020
- Pre‐proposals due: February 22, 2021
- Notification of principal investigators: April 19, 2021
- Full proposals due: June 11, 2021
- Notification of funding decisions: September 10-15, 2021
- Project initiation: February 1, 2022

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.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Loretta Leist. Changes can be made to the pre-proposal until the closing date and time. If an electronic submission through eSeaGrant is not possible, please contact Loretta Leist.

A 50‐percent non-federal match of the federal funds is required for this competition (i.e., 1 dollar of non-federal match for every 2 dollars of federal money). Match may be in the form of in‐kind services or additional funds from a specified institution, agency, industry, or non-federal program. Incorporating additional support beyond the non-federal match requirement from local, state, or federal agencies in real or in‐kind funding is encouraged.

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 issues:
Devaney Cheramie

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Mississippi

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