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Requests for Proposals

Requests for Proposals

Since its establishment in 1968, the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach. Louisiana Sea Grant is an integrated program of extension, education, law and policy, communications, research and management. These core functions carry out the program’s mission.

Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University (LSU), is part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a network made up of 34 programs located in each of the coastal and Great Lakes states, Puerto Rico and Guam. Sea Grant programs work individually and in partnership to address major marine and coastal challenges.

The National Sea Grant College Program and Louisiana Sea Grant champion diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and accessibility (DEIJA) by recruiting, retaining and preparing a diverse workforce, as well as proactively engaging and serving diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage eligible faculty from all backgrounds to apply for this competitive research opportunity.

Competitive Research Program
Funding Opportunity for 2024-2026:

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Please visit the RFP: Frequently Asked Questions page.
If your question is not answered, feel free to contact us.

Letters of Interest & Full Proposal Schedule:

Early January 2023 Request for Letters of Interest issued
January 18, 2023 Funding Opportunity Q & A Webinar
February. 28, 2023 Letters of Interest due
April 15, 2023 Letters of Interest reviewed; PIs notified
June 6, 2023 Full proposals due
Early-August 2023 Recommendations for funding; PI notified
September 2023 Final research proposals submitted to the National Sea Grant Office for awards
February 1, 2024 Start date of research project funding cycle
January 31, 2026 End date of research funding cycle


Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar was held on January 18th at 11am CST to discuss this funding opportunity. The webinar also explained the use of the eSeaGrant proposal submission system. The webinar was recorded and can be viewed at the link provided below.

Watch Recording

Research Needs Identified by Louisiana Sea Grant

View a list of research needs that Sea Grant personnel have identified in conjunction with our coastal stakeholders. These suggestions could be appropriate for various funding opportunities including Louisiana Sea Grant omnibus and program development project funding, National Sea Grant funding, or other state and federal research grant programs.

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