Research Funding Opportunities

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 now open. Image credit: M. Thoms

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

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

Minnesota Sea Grant provides funding opportunities for research focused on solving challenges facing Minnesota’s aquatic resources and the human communities that depend on them. Image credit: GLERL.

The National Sea Grant Program or Minnesota Sea Grant may issue special calls for proposals related to targeted research areas.