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Outline for Study Group Proposals

What to Include

Proposals will be 14 pages total as detailed below.

  1. Proposal Endorsement with Title (form) (one page)
    • Names and affiliations of Team Faculty Member and Student
    • Endorsements by lead institution/organization
    • Total budget amount sought
  2. Project Summary (form) (one page)
  3. Statements of Interest faculty and student (one page total)
  4. Narrative, to include the following sections: (maximum 5 pages)
    • Introduction/Background/Rationale
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Targeted Audiences/Engagement/Outreach/Education (tbd with Consortium staff)
    • Information Products/Deliverables (tbd with Consortium staff)
    • Expected Outcomes and Anticipated Benefits
    • Related Work
    • Data Sharing Plan
    • Referencea
  5. Annual Milestone Chart (form) (one page)
  6. Vitae for faculty and student(s) (form) (one or two pages per person)
  7. Budget (use budget form 90-4) (one page)
  8. Detailed Budget Justification (Word format) (one page)
    • Salaries and wages
    • Total travel
    • Supplies and equipment
    • Other costs
    • Matching

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

NEPA requires that Federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human or natural environment. All research projects must furnish sufficient information to assist Sea Grant in assessing the environmental consequences of supporting the projects. Applicants will be required to cooperate with Sea Grant in identifying feasible measures to reduce or avoid any identified adverse environmental impacts of their proposal. Failure to do so shall be grounds for not selecting an application. An abbreviated Environmental Compliance (Nepa) Form will be required if the application is selected for funding.

Consortium Contact Persons

If you need assistance or require further information please contact the following individuals:

Information on the Competition

Dr. Susan Lovelace, Assistant Director for Development and Extension
O: 843-953-2075

Information on Budgets and Justifications

Ryan Bradley, Assistant Director for Administration
O: 843-953-2078