S.C. Sea Grant Releases FY2022-2024 Request for Proposals
Every two years, the Consortium awards approximately $500,000 in research grants through a rigorous, competitive, peer-reviewed process. The Consortium is requesting concept letters that propose innovative natural and social-science research related to marine and coastal resources and ecosystem services, as well as the challenges brought about by changes in climate and land use. Principle investigators interested in submitting a concept letter are encouraged to view the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s FY2018-2023 Strategic Plan and the priorities listed in the RFP.
The Consortium welcomes concept letters from researchers with diverse backgrounds that respond to one or more of the priorities in the following program areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Coastal Development and Economy; Weather and Climate Resilience; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development. We plan to sponsor an outcome-oriented, diverse research portfolio that links the scientific capacity of South Carolina with the needs of target audiences and coastal stakeholders in both urban and rural communities.
Concept letters are due at the Consortium office on March 5, 2021. After a review of all concept letters, successful proposers will be invited to submit full proposals, which are due June 4, 2021. Questions about the biennial grant program or application process may be directed to either Susan Lovelace, executive director, or Susannah Sheldon, research and fellowships manager.
The FY2022-2024 Request for Proposals, including detailed instructions, is available on the Consortium website. Projects funded for FY2020-2022 and impacts and accomplishments for FY2019-2020 also are available on the Consortium website.