AK Sea Grant Program Development and Rapid Response Grants

Alaska Sea Grant

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Faculty Nonprofit Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Alaska

Location of residency: Alaska

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NOTE: Prior to submitting a request for funds, please discuss your ideas with Alaska Sea Grant Director. 

Our Mission

Alaska Sea Grant’s mission is to enhance the wise use and conservation of Alaska’s marine, coastal, and watershed resources through research, education, and extension.

Our vision

Alaska will sustain its vibrant marine, coastal, and watershed ecosystems, with strong coastal communities and people who make decisions using science-based, local and indigenous knowledge, for social and economic benefit. 

Alaska Sea Grant Program Development and Rapid Response Grants

Limited funds for "program development and rapid response" may be available between normal funding cycles. These funds allow us to take advantage of unforeseen and time-limited opportunities: 

  • to stimulate new areas of research
  • to stimulate new areas of investment by other funding sources and/or stakeholders
  • to respond quickly to new issues and opportunities
  • to accommodate "transition" problems such as temporary funding gaps in critical ongoing projects

See the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and research recently funded by Alaska Sea Grant in the current project directory and our research project database.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Investigator eligibility
    • Project Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with a university, two- or four-year college, museum, research laboratory, or other nonprofit or tribal research or education institution in Alaska. 
    • Project Co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs) may be affiliated with the above-listed Alaska institutions, research or education institutions outside of Alaska, state and federal agencies, and for-profit and foreign organizations.
  • ASG welcomes proposals for cooperative projects involving research institutions and the private sector.


  • Individuals from state and federal agencies and for-profit and foreign organizations are discouraged or prohibited from requesting direct support.