CTSG funded projects typically range from $25,000 to $65,000 per year in a biennial request for proposals. Sea Grant support is awarded on a competitive basis, and is available to researchers and educators at all academic institutions, research laboratories, and nonprofit outreach/education facilities. While priority is given to institutions in Connecticut, CTSG will occasionally fund projects at non-Connecticut institutions if the project has relevance to Connecticut. Major research, education, and outreach grants are only considered as part of our biennial Omnibus, for which a request for proposals is typically issued in January of the year during which proposals will be considered. As a rule of thumb, proposals are solicited and considered during odd years (e.g., 2009, 2011), while funding for two-year projects begins in even years (e.g., 2012, 2014). There are also periodic opportunities for federally funded grants on topical themes, administered through our program.
NOAA Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Initiative
The Sea Grant Programs of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey will award $1.5 million in funds to help better prepare communities to respond to extreme weather events like SuperStorm Sandy.Learn More
Connecticut Sea Grant Omnibus RFP 2014-2016
CLOSED Pre-proposal submission is closed. Please check back in 2015.
Only individuals who submitted a pre-proposal are eligible to submit a full proposal. The pre-proposal review process identified those pre-proposals with the highest likelihood of success and encouraged the submission of a full proposal.
Please read these instructions over carefully, especially those for the completion of the 90-2 form, as they have CHANGED substantially from previous years.
Sea Grant Arts Grant
The Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Funding Program awards up to $1000 to an artist through this competitive funding program. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of its aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and Connecticut Sea Grant themes, as well as its potential impact on non-traditional audiences.
Deadline: April 14, 2014.
Eligibility: Artists who live in Connecticut, or whose work relates to the Connecticut coast or is Long Island Sound-based.
For more information contact Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, Research Coordinator, Connecticut Sea Grant, at 860 405-9278 or e-mail email@example.com.
Click here to see previous artists and projects funded.
2013 Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer
A national competition to fund marine aquaculture extension and technology transfer efforts, as part of the overall plan to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture. See National Strategic Initiatives.
2013 NOAA Sea Grant Community Climate Adaptation Initiative
A national competition to fund climate adaptation efforts as part of an overall plan to enhance climate adaptation in coastal communities. See National Strategic Initiatives.
Long Island Sound Multidisciplinary Research
CLOSED for this year.
"Seed grants": Start-up funds for smaller projects, generally $5000 or less, typically in the range of $250–$3,000. Seed Grants may be sought at any time from the CTSG Research Coordinator,Syma Ebbin. A brief (1-2 page) description of the proposed project or need is also required, including the names and qualifications of people involved and a budget showing the amount needed.