scientists and institutions, both public and private, are eligible
to compete for Sea Grant research and education funding. Applicants
living in states with Sea Grant programs must apply to those programs.
Others may apply to a state Sea Grant program nearby or submit
applications directly to the National
Sea Grant College Program in Washington, D.C.
Sea Grant gives highest consideration to applicants who are familiar
with coastal and marine issues relevant to Louisiana and the northern
Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana Sea Grant’s strategic initiatives
address four issues identified as especially pertinent to state,
regional and national needs: Healthy Ecosystems and Habitats; Resilient Communities and Economics; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Education and Workforce Development.