Proposals sought for LIS Study 2025-2026 research funding

Researchers measure vegetation on a Long Island Sound salt marsh.
Researchers measure vegetation on a Long Island Sound salt marsh.

OPENING DATE: January 29, 2024

CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2024

Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) announce the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) extra-mural research program. The intent of this program is to fund research that will support the science-based management of Long Island Sound (LIS) and its resources, and the implementation of the LISS Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). The LISS is a regional, community-based partnership to protect and restore LIS. Information on the LISS can be obtained at

Preliminary proposals are invited for the funding period of January 1, 2025, to December 31, 2026. Subject to available federal funding, up to $6.5 million is expected to be available for one- or two-year projects. Any investigator seeking support for this period (or a portion thereof) must submit a preliminary proposal via NYSG’s electronic submission website by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 8, 2024. Hard copy, email, and fax submissions will NOT be accepted.

A copy of the complete RFP for 2025-2026 cycle can be found here.

Information about projects funded in the previous LISS research grant funding cycle can be found here.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Syma A. Ebbin
Research Coordinator
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
University of Connecticut
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT  06340-6048
Tel. (860) 405-9278