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March 4, 2015 | Katie Mosher

Preproposals Due April 10, 2015


Katie Mosher,

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015

North Carolina Sea Grant invites preproposals for coastal and marine research projects for the 2016-2018 core funding cycle. Completed preproposals are due April 10, 2015.

“Preproposals identify coastal research needs and describe the relevance of the research to North Carolina,” explains John Fear, deputy director. “We expect diverse proposals from researchers across the state, yet all focusing on topics that fit within our program’s strategic plan.”

Full proposals will be requested later this year only from investigators who have submitted preproposals. Maximum Sea Grant funding for the two-year funding period will be $100,000 per project. North Carolina Sea Grant requires nonfederal matching funds equal to at least 50 percent of the funding requested.

Proposals in a wide range of disciplines are encouraged, as are interdisciplinary and interinstitutional proposals that reflect the linkages within the state. Preproposals must emphasize, and fall under, one of the Focus Areas listed in the North Carolina Sea Grant Strategic Plan, which is included as a link in the application materials.

When preparing a preproposal, the principal investigator also must identify applications for — and measurable impacts of — the project’s results, and explain how those results will be shared with user groups. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss topics and potential users of the results with Sea Grant staff.

In the preproposal stage, researchers are not required to have approval through a campus administrative process. Completed preproposals must be entered electronically into the North Carolina Sea Grant eSG system by 5 p.m. on April 10, 2015.

Detailed instructions, including the link to the online eSG system, are included with the application materials at, under Resources.

If you have questions, contact Fear at or 919-515-9104. You may also contact Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director, at or 919-515-2455.


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