A unique strength of North Carolina Sea Grant is our ability to test new ideas, augment ongoing research efforts, stimulate innovation and respond to short-range, critical needs. To do so, Sea Grant provides minigrants when we have available funds.
We support small projects costing less than $10,000, typically 12 months in length, to allow scientists to gather samples and data when time is of the essence. The minigrant award may allow investigators to gather initial information or pilot test a whole new line of inquiry. Such early findings can subsequently spur major research and outreach efforts funded by other sources.
This opportunity is open. Minigrants are processed on a rolling basis, as they are received.