Fast-Track Grants

Aerial view of Minnesota's Twin Ports, St. Louis River Estuary, and Lake Superior.

City of Duluth skyline and Lake Superior. Image credit: University of Minnesota Duluth.

Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) offers fast-track and/or program development grants of up to $10,000 (cost-share or match not required) in direct costs for projects of up to six months in duration. Proposals should address urgent needs and/or support exploratory research that will form the basis for the submission of a larger proposal. Proposals must support goals and outcomes outlined within the MNSG 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

Application: Proposal applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted via eSeaGrant.


Alex Frie, research and fellowship coordinator, Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Duluth.

Updated 1/31/23.