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Maine Sea Grant College Program

Grants to Maine Research Institution and IHE Staff and
Faculty for Research Related to Marine Science and Education

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05/17/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Maine staff and faculty at IHEs, and private and public research facilities for research in marine science and education. Applicants are required to submit an initial proposal prior to the full application. Funding is intended to promote the use of research in the areas of management, sustainable development, and preservation of coastal and marine resources.

Maine Sea Grant seeks to foster the highest quality marine research with a strong likelihood of societal impact in Maine, so only the most creative and rigorously conceived proposals will receive consideration. The Funding Source seeks to support projects developed through meaningful engagement with coastal or marine stakeholders and focused on research questions that are responsive to the needs of Maine’s communities. Maine Sea Grant accepts proposals aligned with any part of its current strategic plan. They strongly encourage projects that will advance Maine’s capacity for adaptive coastal resource management and public policy in response to climate-driven ecosystem change. Proposals that explicitly link with strategies and actions described in the Maine Climate Council’s Four-Year Plan for Climate Action, Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine, or report Assessing the Potential Equity Outcomes of Maine’s Climate Action Plan: Framework, Analysis and Recommendations will receive additional merit during the review process.

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Maine Sea Grant will consider funding proposals up to $150,000.

Term of Contract:

Proposed research activities may be one or two years in duration, for the period between February 2022 and January 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Monday, February 1, 1:00 p.m.: Maine Sea Grant Researcher-Extension Webinar.

Serving as an introduction to the RFP and a chance for prospective researchers to hear from Maine Sea Grant’s Marine Extension Team. This meeting will be hosted virtually through Zoom and you must register in advance to attend.

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Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline for Pre-Proposals: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
- Deadline for Full Proposals: Monday, May 17, 2021 5:00 p.m.
- By October: Applicants informed of decisions.

Note: Full proposals will only be considered if applicants have submitted a pre-proposal.

Late applications will not be considered.

Maine Sea Grant has an online proposal submission tool. All pre-proposals and full proposals must be submitted to Maine Sea Grant through eSeaGrant.

Applicants should allow sufficient time before the deadline to review draft budgets and budget justifications with Lynn Wardwell, Maine Sea Grant Fiscal Officer

Sea Grant funding requires a 50% non-federal match; all preliminary proposals must indicate source and level of available non-federal match. Proposals without sufficient match will not be considered.

For the full Request for Proposals Timeline

Contact Information:

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

Submit electronically:

Contact Dan Weaver, Research Coordinator, at or phone (207.581.4880) with any questions and to submit Notice of Intent to submit a full proposal.

Lynn Wardwell, Maine Sea Grant Fiscal Officer (207-581-1448;

Maine Sea Grant
5741 Libby Hall Suite 110
Orono ME 04469
Tel: 207.581.1435
Fax: 207.581.1426

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