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.
All research proposals must be aligned to our strategic plan's goals. These can be found in our strategic plan for 2018-2021: CTSG Strategic Plan 2018-2021
Current Funding Opportunities
2018-2020 Omnibus Research Grants
FY17 federal budget agreement would continue to support Sea Grant Friends and colleagues, As you may know, President Trump’s budget proposal included a $30M cut (out of a $73M total for the program) to Sea Grant for FY17, the current fiscal year that ends on September 30, and an elimination of the funding for Sea […][Read More]
Sea Grant Awards Three Research Grants Under the Long Island Sound Study Contacts: Robert Burg, Long Island Sound Study, 203-977-1546 Barbara Branca, New York Sea Grant, 631-632-6956 Peg VanPatten, Connecticut Sea Grant, 860-405-9128 The Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York have awarded more than $676,000 in Long Island Sound Study research grants to […][Read More]
Deadline April 17, 2017 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 […][Read More]
Development or ″seed grants″ include start-up funds for small research and outreach projects, pilot studies, publications and conferences generally $5000 or less, typically in the range of $250-$3,000. Seed Grants are accepted on a rolling basis and may be sought at any time from the CTSG Research Coordinator, Syma Ebbin. Please refer to these guidelines […][Read More]