Investigating Great Lakes Coastal Issues
Michigan Sea Grant supports research teams that study an array of issues affecting the Great Lakes and Michigan’s coastal areas. Research funded by MSG will contribute to improved understanding of coastal issues, as guided by our strategic plan. MSG brings together innovative research teams from Michigan universities, and where possible, leverages active research programs conducted by federal and state agencies.
The goals of our research program include providing science-based information that can help decision makers in real-life situations and that provide more insights into the Great Lakes ecosystem. Our extension educators and communications team convey research findings back to a variety of audiences on four of the five Great Lakes. The MSG research program supports both the Integrated Assessment and the more traditional, data-gathering approach to research.
Research Portfolio Approach
MSG supports three approaches to research:
- Integrated Assessment
Research that uses Integrated Assessment methods to address important social and ecological issues affecting the Great Lakes.
- Core Research
Basic core research on issues currently affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) research fellowships for one or two years.
For more information on the MSG Research Program, see: Approach
For more information on the MSG research fellowship, see: Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Fellowship
Michigan Sea Grant provides guidance to research team relating to the conditions of the award, acknowledgements, data management and more.
For publication and reporting guidelines, see: Researcher Tools
Request for Proposals
Michigan Sea Grant sends out a request for proposals (RFP) for research projects every two years. The next RFP will be released in January 2017.
For more information on these opportunities, see: RFP funding page