What. Minnesota Sea Grant funds research to address challenges facing Minnesota’s aquatic resources and coastal communities. Minnesota-based researchers are invited to apply and use their innovation and skills for the benefit of Minnesota and the Great Lakes region.
WhenOur major funding effort occurs every two years through our Request for Proposals (RFP). We release our RFP in the fall of even years and accept proposals in the spring of odd years.
Can't wait? Have an idea but don’t want to wait? Check out ourFast-Track Grants.
Get updates. We also have additional opportunities beyond our core RFP and Fast-Track competitions. To stay up to date by subscribing to our research updates.
Questions about funding opportunities should be directed to Minnesota Sea Grant Research and Fellowship Coordinator Alex Frie
Minnesota Sea Grant typically offers four, small fast-track and/or program development grants of up to $10,000 (cost-share or match not required) for 6-12 months each year to respond rapidly to urgent and/or unforeseen needs or for exploratory research to collect preliminary data prior to submitting a full proposal. Image credit: M. Thoms
This RFP has closed. Every two years we award approximately $2 million in research grants through a rigorous, competitive, peer-reviewed process. Minnesota Sea Grant's biennial request for proposals for research to be conducted between 2022 and 2024 is closed. Image credit: M. Thoms
This RFP has closed. Minnesota Sea Grant has a special joint Request for Proposals (RFP) with the Ohio and Wisconsin Sea Grant program for research on harmful and nuisance algal blooms to be conducted from 2022-2024. Image credit: GLERL
This RPF is closed. Sea Grant anticipates approximately $4,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will develop and refine early stage propagation strategies (e.g., reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies) for aquaculture species (defined below) to supply on-growing operations.
This RFP has closed. Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will advance marine finfish juvenile production technologies (e.g., reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies) for aquaculture species (defined below) to supply on-growing operations.