Maine Sea Grant Program Development (PD) Funds

Maine Sea Grant

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Oct 1, 2019

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Maine

Location of residency: Maine

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 Awards are generally for small research projects and proof-of-concept with the intent of seeding an idea for later development into larger funding proposals. Other credible uses of these funds include extension, education, communications, travel, graduate student support, and workshops or conferences. Applicants must express how the proposed project will add value to Maine Sea Grant’s research, extension, education, and outreach efforts in the program’s current strategic focus areas. The Maine Sea Grant management team will make decisions on Program Development awards three times per year.

Target Allocation

These funds will be provided to projects that align with Maine Sea Grant’s strategic goals and objectives. Although these funds can be used for workshops, conference, and travel support, less than 25% of the funds will be used in that manner with preference for research, extension, and education-related projects. The National Sea Grant Office allows state programs to award these funds to enhance their strategic plan goals. 

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


  • Preference is given to projects for which Sea Grant has a vested interest and those which leverage other resources.


  • Program Development awards do not fund PI salaries or indirect costs.