Research Funding for New Faculty

California Sea Grant is now soliciting applications for one-year research projects by early-career faculty. Proposals, up to $60,000, will support the research of a new faculty member employed at a California-based university to address topics aligned with California Sea Grant’s strategic plan and state priorities.

This year additional emphasis will be on proposals that respond and target objectives specific to our Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies and Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture focus areas. Please read the full Request for Proposals for details and application instructions.

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California Sea Grant will host informational office hours to answer any questions for interested applicants on April 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT.

Please register for the Q&A session here.


Letters of intent: 5:00 p.m. PT on May 18, 2020. 

Full proposals: 5:00 p.m. PT on June 15, 2020 

Only applicants who have submitted a letter of intent may submit a full proposal.

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