Request for Proposals
Michigan Sea Grant sends out a Request for Proposals every two years. The next RFP will be released in December 2017 and will include a call for several types of research proposals, including Integrated Assessments, core research and graduate fellowships. Research proposals are selected for funding through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
Michigan Sea Grant currently supports three types of research:
- Integrated Assessment – Research that uses integrated methods to address important social and ecological issues affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem and communities;
- Core Research – Focused on issues currently affecting the Great Lakes ecosystem;
- Graduate Student Research Fellowships – Funding for graduate students for one or two years.
For more information see: Research Approach
Researchers from any accredited university in the state of Michigan are eligible to apply as a principal investigator. However, project teams are not limited to university researchers or Michigan residents.
Graduate student research fellowships will support a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) enrolled at an accredited Michigan university with support of a faculty member from that institution and from an agency sponsor.
Questions may be submitted to the Michigan Sea Grant Research Program by emailing MSG-RFPinfo@umich.edu.