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Research Funding Opportunities

WHOI Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities


Woods Hole Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals - Closed

Depending on availability of funds, WHOI Sea Grant expects to award approximately $1,000,000 to support 4-6 research projects during the two-year funding period.
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General Program Development Funds - OPEN

Small projects focused on:

  • Research or proof-of-concept;
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ);
  • Extension, education, communications;
  • Travel;
  • Graduate student support;
  • Workshops or conferences.

Regional Funding Opportunities


The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center is seeking proposals to improve understanding of fishing community interactions with offshore wind development in the U.S. Northeast from the New York Bight through the Gulf of Maine.

This funding partnership builds on successes from research funding awarded in 2022. The current opportunity will continue to advance a regional approach and seeks to enhance existing and catalyze new human dimensions research relevant to the priorities outlined in the request for proposals.

The funding opportunity focuses on advancing social, cultural, historical, and economic research to inform communities, developers, and other decision-makers. Proposals that utilize qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches from across the social sciences and humanities are encouraged. Approximately $1 million will be available to support projects in three topical research areas: Offshore Wind Development Planning and Engagement, Understanding Fisheries and Offshore Wind Development Interactions, Monitoring of Offshore Wind Development and Fisheries Interactions.

National Funding Opportunities

» See list of all current funding opportunities