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Requests for Proposals

Requests for Proposals

Louisiana Sea Grant is pleased to announce a request for Statements of Interest as the first step in submitting a proposal to our FY2022-2023 Competitive Research Program. For this funding opportunity, Louisiana Sea Grant seeks relevant and integrated research that provides natural science and socioeconomic information, design innovation, as well as policy guidance, for fisheries management, climate change adaptation, resilient communities and ecosystem restoration to enhance coastal systems and communities in Louisiana. Coastal Louisiana offers a laboratory of restoration, protection and adaptation projects that together with laboratory studies, field investigations, models, and/or socioeconomic tools and synthesis products, offer innovative opportunities for research projects. Such innovative research approaches should improve understanding of coastal ecosystem function and help predict the responses of ecosystems and communities to changing climate and/or planning activities. Statements of Interest (SoI) must include an outreach plan that demonstrates a connection with user groups, such as resource managers, communities, and/or informal and formal learners. Proposed projects should be for a 24-month maximum duration (but may be less than 24 months). PIs should focus on outcomes that can be achieved during this timeframe.

Request for Proposals 2022-2023 Competitive Research Program
Two – Year Funding Period: February 1, 2022-January 31, 2024
view the full Request for Proposals (PDF)

Statement of Interest & Full Proposal Schedule:

Early-January, 2021 Request for Statements of Interest issued
January 13, 2021 RFP Question and Answer Webinar
March 8, 2021 Statements of Interest due
Mid-April 2021 Statements of Interest reviewed; PIs notified
June 4, 2021 Full proposals due
Late-August 2021 Final proposal selection; PIs notified
Late-October 2021 Omnibus research proposals submitted to NOAA
February 1, 2022 Start date of research project funding cycle
January 31, 2024 End date of research funding cycle

Louisiana Sea Grant RFP Information Webinar:

An information webinar was held on January 13, 2021, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. CST to discuss the Sea Grant research funding opportunity. It also explained the use of the eSeaGrant proposal submission system. If you were unable to join us, the recording is available.

LA Sea Grant RFP Information Webinar
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 1:30–3:00 p.m., CST

Watch Recording

Contact Information:

Proposal Process: Matthew Bethel ([email protected])
Budget Process: Judy Johnson ([email protected])
Proposal Formatting & eSeaGrant Info: Katie Lea ([email protected])

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program:
236 Sea Grant Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6710 Fax: 225-578-6331