Requests for Proposals
Michigan Sea Grant sends out a Request for Proposals every two years. Research proposals are selected for funding through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
For this round of funding, the deadline for submitting pre-proposals has past and successful applicants have been invited to develop full proposals. Full proposals are due by
5 p.m. on May 20, 2013. Projects begin in mid-2014.
2013 Research Topics
Michigan Sea Grant works in partnership with local, state, federal and tribal governments to identify a range of research topics for each funding cycle. In 2013, we expect to receive full proposals about the following topics:
- Where are the Great Lakes in the Great Lakes State’s Education?
- Small Harbor Sustainability
- Saginaw Bay Muck
- Avian Botulism
- Creating Sustainable Drainage Channels
Researchers applying for funding through Michigan Sea Grant should propose projects that follow an Integrated Assessment approach. The goals of Integrated Assessments are to:
- Clarify a complicated environmental issue, including the history, causes and consequences
- Foster collaboration and build consensus
- Identify and evaluate options for solving the problem
- Develop information and tools that help guide decisions
For more information see: Research Approach
Questions about the RFP?
The questions that have been submitted thus far have been summarized and answered in the Q & A about the RFP process (PDF). All questions related to this Request for Proposals — whether technical or content-related — should be submitted to the Michigan Sea Grant Research Program by emailing MSG-RFPinfo@umich.edu.
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. Only those investigators who have submitted pre-proposals are eligible to submit full proposals.