Sea Grant seeks proposals for transformational research to application projects that will address the prevention and/or removal of marine debris. Proposals are sought that will build upon and extend existing knowledge and efforts related to marine debris; support broad, non-proprietary, and innovative research to address critical gaps with respect to marine debris; and make that information available to communities and stakeholders.
The National Sea Grant Office invites you to join an informational webinar on July 12, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. ET (register here).
- July 24, 2022: Deadline to initiate a collaboration with Minnesota Sea Grant
- August 9, 2022: Letters of intent due to NSGO (submitted by Minnesota Sea Grant)
- October 13, 2022: Full Proposals due in Grants.gov (submitted by Minnesota Sea Grant)
Marine Debris Challenge Competition: Up to $3 million per project is available to support innovative research to application projects that will address the prevention and removal of marine debris ($16 million total). Contact Alex Frie before 5 p.m. CST July 24, 2022, to discuss joint submissions.
Please review the formal announcement NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007452 for full details about the opportunity.
All projects must partner with a state Sea Grant program and all proposals must be submitted by a state Sea Grant program. If you are interested in partnering with University of Minnesota Sea Grant, contact MNSG Research and Fellowship Coordinator Alex Frie. Please include "Marine Debris Challenge Competition” in your subject line.
Why Minnesota Sea grant?
Minnesota Sea Grant funds research to solve challenges facing Minnesota’s aquatic resources and coastal communities. This is an opportunity to collaborate with MNSG to execute transformational research to application projects that will address the prevention and/or removal of marine debris.
Alex Frie, research and fellowship coordinator, Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Duluth.