PA Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that addresses the protection of the state’s waters and coastal ecosystems by partnering with government agencies and other entities to conduct research and by providing funding and resources for scientists and others in the state.

Funding Opportunities focus on: Planning for coastal hazardous events and optimizing response and rebuilding efforts • Healthy coastal ecosystems • Safe sustainable seafood supply• Sustainable coastal development

- See more at: http://www.paseagrant.org/research-programs/#sthash.Yny59Fgz.dpuf

PA Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that addresses the protection of the state’s waters and coastal ecosystems by partnering with government agencies and other entities to conduct research and by providing funding and resources for scientists and others in the state.

Funding Opportunities focus on: Planning for coastal hazardous events and optimizing response and rebuilding efforts • Healthy coastal ecosystems • Safe sustainable seafood supply• Sustainable coastal development

- See more at: http://www.paseagrant.org/research-programs/#sthash.Yny59Fgz.dpuf

Pennsylvania Sea Grant Invests in Science-Based Research 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant conducts and supports scientific research that promotes the ecological and economic sustainability of Pennsylvania’s coastal and watershed resources.

This science-based research expands our understanding of aquatic ecosystems, coastlines, and watersheds and has the potential to yield solution-based results that assist decision makers as they address some of the region's most pressing coastal and watershed issues and develop or update statewide water quality and coastal management strategies.

Research opportunities are announced through a biennial request for proposal (RFP) process. Research funding is provided by the National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Penn State University.  

For more information, contact Pennsylvania Sea Grant Research Director, Sean Rafferty. 

 

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Sea Grant Request for Proposals (2020-22) 

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program seeks pre-proposals for its next funding cycle, February 1, 2020 January 31, 2022. Only researchers who develop projects that specifically impact the Lake Erie, Delaware River, or Susquehanna River regions of Pennsylvania and address one of the priority areas will be encouraged to submit full-proposals. Projects within Pennsylvania but outside of the Lake Erie, Susquehanna River, and Delaware River watersheds may be considered if applicable to these watersheds.  Principal investigators should focus on outcomes that can be achieved in a 24-month period. Proposals must include a clear outreach plan for disseminating information to targeted audiences.  

We anticipate funding seven to nine grants at approximately $60,000 per year per grant.  A 50-percent non-federal match is required (one non-federal dollar for every two federal dollars requested).  Funding requests for one-year projects may not exceed $60,000 and requests for two-year projects may not exceed $120,000. Funding is contingent upon NOAA approval and congressional appropriation of funds.  Faculty members and researchers from colleges and universities, state agencies, and other Pennsylvania not-for-profit research organizations are eligible. Pennsylvania Sea Grant support is offered on an open, competitive basis. The complete request for proposals is available below.

 

Pre-Proposal Submission: Due March 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM, EST.

 

Please direct questions to Research Director, Sean Rafferty: Email: sdr138@psu.edu; Phone: 814-217-9011 x 102

Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011