Connecticut Sea Grant is a federal-state partnership, housed at the University of Connecticut, which seeks to foster the sustainable use and conservation of coastal and marine resources. CTSG accomplishes this mission through a three-pronged approach of research, outreach and education. CTSG provides a diversity of funding opportunities for researchers, including omnibus funding awards offered on a two-year basis, smaller development or seed grants, strategic initiative grants and various student fellowships. CTSG funds both natural and social science research, and we would like to expand our portfolio of coastally relevant social science research in the future. Finally, CTSG offers funding for the arts through our competitive Arts Grant Program.
CALL FOR PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS 2024-2026 OMNIBUS FUNDING CYCLE
REVISED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4:30 PM EST March 3, 2023
The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program (CTSG) has issued its call for preliminary proposals for the 2024-2026 Omnibus Funding Cycle for the funding period of February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2026. CTSG supports applied research in both natural and social sciences, education, and outreach activities to achieve healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits, focusing on Connecticut, Long Island Sound and its watershed. Applied projects with clear relevance to Connecticut’s marine and coastal resources will be given priority. Any investigator seeking support for this period must submit, as a single file, an electronic copy of their preliminary proposal by e-mail for receipt no later than 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday, March 3, 2023. For more information on the RFP, refer to the guidelines in the pdf HERE
A Word version of the RFP is available here.
Current Funding Opportunities
Long Island Sound Resilience Grant Writing Assistance Program
The Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs announce a funding opportunity open to municipalities and community organizations to facilitate the hiring of grant preparation and writing support to assist with the development of a grant application for sustainable and resilience-focused projects.[Read More]
CT Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program for artists
Connecticut Sea Grant, through its competitive funding program the Arts Support Awards Program, will award up to $1000 to an artist or group of artists. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and CTSG themes, as well as its potential reach and impact on non-traditional audiences.[Read More]
LIS research jointly administered by CT, NY Sea Grant programs
CT Sea Grant and NY Sea Grant administer the Long Island Sound Study extra-mural research program. The intent of this program is to fund research that will support the science-based management of Long Island Sound and its resources, and the implementation of the LISS Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The 2023-25 competition is closed. The next Call will be released in 2024.[Read More]