Development Project Funding

Connecticut Sea Grant

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Grant amount: US $250 - US $3,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Faculty Working Professional Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Connecticut

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Sea Grant works to build bridges between academia, government and the private sector. Sea Grant focuses on environmental, economic, social and education improvements. Sea Grant is committed to solving coastal problems and developing new marine resources.

Our Mission: Connecticut Sea Grant will work towards achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits by supporting integrated locally and nationally relevant research, outreach and education programs in partnership with stakeholders.

Development Funds

Development project funding is primarily designed for one-time support of pilot research, extension or education projects, publications, conferences or similar initiatives. Only in rare circumstances will CTSG support development projects in excess of $5,000, and most funded projects are in the range of $250-$3,000. Requests for development funds can be made at any time.

Seed Grants are accepted on a rolling basis and may be sought at any time from the CTSG Research Coordinator.

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


  • Sea Grant support is awarded on a competitive basis, and is available to researchers and educators at all non-profit academic institutions, research laboratories, and outreach/education facilities in Connecticut.
  • Development funds may be used to partially support stipends, salary, or hourly labor for students, post docs, technicians or research assistants, contractors/consultants, and others whose salaries are derived primarily from external grants.
  • Requests for travel funds are scrutinized very closely: 
    • Travel for untenured assistant professors and non-tenure track staff may be supported in rare circumstances, and then only if clear linkages to CTSG strategic focus areas are demonstrated, and if no other sources of travel funds are available.
    • Student travel may be supported if funds are justified in terms of active participation with clear benefits.
    • Travel for junior-level employees may be available under the same limitations that apply to non-tenure track university staff.
    • Requests for reasonable and justified amounts of travel funds for field sampling will be considered.


  • Preference will be given to projects that develop novel methods or approaches, projects that leverage other funding and efforts, and projects that will generate substantial outcomes and accomplishments.


  • Requests for travel funds are scrutinized very closely:
    • Travel by tenured university faculty members (or untenured associate or full professors) is not eligible for support.
    • Travel for senior-level, permanent employees will not be supported using development funds.
  • Requests for funding of page charges associated with publications are not accepted under this funding program.
  • Development funds may NOT be used to support salary for principal investigators or full-time employees who do not fall into one of the above categories of students, post docs, technicians or research assistants, contractors/consultants, and others whose salaries are derived primarily from external grants (this includes summer salary for college or university faculty).