North Carolina Sea Grant has a special program to fund research proposals designed to meet key needs identified by state agencies that manage natural resources.

The topics in each Request for Proposals will be selected through discussions with directors of various agencies, review of the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, and consideration of the Sea Grant funding available in a given year. The topics this year include:

Researchers can request up to $60,000 from Sea Grant for one-year projects. Matching funds are encouraged but not required. No indirect costs may be included in the budgets.

We encourage proposals from investigators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and/or from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. Research teams that include co-leadership and strong collaboration with investigators affiliated at HBCUs, MSIs, and/or underrepresented and underserved communities are also encouraged.


This funding opportunity is closed.

Application Materials

For more information, contact John Fear, deputy director: