Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Regional Social Science & Human-Dimension Research Proposals (Sea Grant)

The California, University of Southern California, Oregon, and Washington Sea Grant programs are jointly interested in coordinated research efforts that bring together researchers from across the West Coast region to address specific social science and human-dimension issues of regional importance that align with the goals of the National Sea Grant College Program.  The program anticipates being able to fund between two and four regional projects for the 2014-2016 biennium. Individual projects should not request more than $100,000 per year (including indirect costs) from any relevant state Sea Grant program (total project costs can exceed $100K per year if more than one state Sea Grant program is involved). Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process.

Amount: $100,000

Date due: April 1, 2013 (Pre-proposals)

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Ocean Fund seeks grant inquiries

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. established the Ocean Fund in 1966 to support marine conservation organizations working to preserve the world's oceans.  Ocean Fund grants are made to nonprofit groups and institutions conducting activities (e.g., research, education, and innovative technologies) directly related to marine conservation.  Organizations seeking grants from the Ocean Fund are encouraged to e-mail the fund throughout the year to introduce their organization, mission, programs, and potential projects relevant to thefund's mission.

Amount: $20,000 - $40,000

Date due: Rolling

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Oregon Sea Grant Program

The Oregon Sea Grant Program invites preliminary proposals for research on important marine and coastal issues from researchers who are affiliated with any institution of higher education. Proposals will be entered into a highly competitive review and selection process. Proposed work may begin on either February 1, 2014, or February 1, 2015.  Available funding is set by the NOAA Sea Grant Program based on congressional appropriations.
Pre-proposals are reviewed by external scientists, a citizen advisory board and the Oregon Sea Grant Leadership to ensure that they match the priorities and goals set forth in our strategic plan. Based on these evaluations, OSG will issue invitations for full proposals. Full proposals undergo independent external mail reviews as well as science panel and citizen advisory panel reviews of both scientific excellence and societal relevance.

Date due for preliminary proposals: February 15, 2013

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