Funding Opportunities

Woods Hole Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals



Woods Hole Sea Grant Program Development Funds



Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

CLOSED.  Each year, Woods Hole Sea Grant invites qualified individuals to submit applications for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Approximately thirty-five individuals are selected nationally for this prestigious Fellowship to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working in Congress or the Executive Branch on critical marine policy and resource management issues. Nominees must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited graduate or professional degree program in a marine or aquatic-related field in the U.S. or its territories.

Application information may be found on and may also be obtained from state Sea Grant programs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state/territory one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of an intent to apply. The director of the Woods Hole Sea Grant program is Matt Charette, Applications due to Sea Grant programs on February 22, 2019.

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Research on American Lobster

CLOSED. The National Sea Grant program announced a funding opportunity for its American Lobster Research Program, which will support research to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American Lobster and its fishery is being impacted by environmental change. Research topics suitable for study on American lobster under this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) should have a geographic focus of the Gulf of Maine and/or Georges Bank and address one or more of the following:
(1) Increased understanding of life history parameters, including but not limited to, migration, growth, and maturity;
(2) Larval studies and early biology;
(3) Spatial distribution; and
(4) Socio-economic lessons learned from Southern New England as they pertain to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine.
For each research topic above, special emphasis may be placed on the impact of warming temperatures. Pending appropriation of funds, Sea Grant anticipates awarding between 5-10 research projects totaling between $1 million and $2 million in FY2019. Projects must have a maximum duration of two years. Proposals are due in on April 11, 2019.

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NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative 2019

CLOSED. The National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) has announced three federal funding opportunities (FFOs) to advance U.S. aquaculture for FY2019. Two of the three require a Sea Grant partner in order to submit the proposal for funding consideration from the NSGCP.  The third FFO does not require a Sea Grant partner, however, WHSG is willing to consider partnering with outside parties if the research is in line with our strategic plan.
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Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Regional Request for Proposals

CLOSED. 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.

NMFS - Sea Grant Fellowships

CLOSED. The application process is now open for the joint NOAA Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics & Marine Resource Economics. Deadline: January 30, 2019.

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