Translating Coastal Research Into Application

Letter of Intent Due: 5 p.m. CST on June 7, 2022 to Minnesota Sea Grant
Final Proposals Due: 5 p.m. CST on August 15, 2022 to Minnesota Sea Grant

Sea Grant Requirement: 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 (MNSG), please review our staff directory and contact MNSG Research and Fellowship Coordinator Alex Frie. Please include "Translating Coastal Research into Application" in your subject line.

Opportunity Details: Sea Grant and the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP) announce a new collaborative funding opportunity for proposals that integrate research, its application, and community engagement in thematic areas of long-term coastal evolution, extreme storms, and human and ecosystem health.

Proposals should address the needs or gaps that have been identified by or are evident from USCRP-funded projects (see USCRP map and list) to move research project findings detailed in the Nearshore Report toward application through service, delivery, and decision support for coastal community decision-makers, planners, and other coastal stakeholders. The USCRP StoryMap highlights research that has been funded by the program.

Approximately 10-20 projects may be funded at up to $150,000 over two years (Tier 1) or up to $500,00 over four years (Tier 2).

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How to apply:

  • Letters of intent must be submitted in collaboration with a state Sea Grant Program to a state Sea Grant program by 5:00 p.m. CST if submitting through Minnesota Sea Grant). If submitting a letter of intent through a Sea Grant program other than Minnesota, check that program's submission information for deadlines, dates, and times. 
  • Applications to be submitted with Minnesota Sea Grant (MNSG) are due to MNSG by noon or midnight on August 15, 2022.
  • Applications will ONLY be submitted by a state Sea Grant program to by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 30, 2022.


  • The following entities, in conjunction with a state Sea Grant Program, are encouraged to participate: Any individual; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity (including any Sea Grant Program or other institution); or any state, political subdivision of a state, tribal government or agency or officer thereof. 
  • Note that applications must come from a state Sea Grant Program.

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