Maine Sea Grant: Program Development (PD) Funding

Maine Sea Grant

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Next deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2021

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

Fields of work: Marine/Ocean Conservation Oceanography Fisheries

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Maine

Location of residency: Maine

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Overview:

Background

Each year Maine Sea Grant allocates part of its budget for Program Development (PD) funds. The National Sea Grant Office allows state programs to award these funds to enhance their strategic plan goals. Typical awards are $1,000 – $5,000. Projects exceeding $5,000 should be discussed with Maine Sea Grant personnel prior to submission. 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. Program Development awards do not fund PI salaries or indirect costs. The Maine Sea Grant management team will make decisions on Program Development awards two times per year.

Target Allocation

These funds will be provided to projects that align with Maine Sea Grant’s strategic goals and objectives. Preference is given to projects for which Sea Grant has a vested interest and those which leverage other resources. 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.

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

Preferences:

  • Preference is given to projects for which Sea Grant has a vested interest and those which leverage other resources.
  • For 2020, projects that advance Maine’s capacity for adaptive coastal resource management and public policy in response to climate-driven ecosystem change will be given preference.

Ineligibility:

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

This page was last reviewed September 07, 2020 and last updated September 07, 2020