Requests for Proposals
The deadline for the 2013-2014 round of funding has now passed. Michigan Sea Grant sends out a Request for Proposals every two years. Research proposals are selected for funding through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
Projects that will receive funding will be announced in late 2013. Projects are expected to begin in mid-2014.
2013 Important Links
2013-2014 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 received proposals addressing 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
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.