CASG Program Development Awards

California Sea Grant


Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: California

University restriction: University of California, San Diego

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Overview:

The California Sea Grant College Program emphasizes innovative research on ocean and coastal resources and processes with a well-developed rationale and a strong potential for broad application. University-based research that has broad national or international application is appropriate. Work with a strong theoretical basis that encompasses clear, testable hypotheses is desirable; low priority is given to survey or inventory studies. Research that addresses important regional issues, problems and opportunities is also appropriate. An educational or outreach component of research projects is valued.

Program Development awards support short-term activities that include quick responses to unexpected events or program-development efforts.

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

Eligibility:

  • CASG Program Development Awards has no deadlines because conditions in the marine environment can change rapidly as a result of both human and natural causes.
    • Problems that need immediate attention can arise and are not amenable to waiting until the next Core Proposal cycle.
  • University-based research that has broad national or international application is appropriate.
  • Research that addresses important regional issues, problems and opportunities is also appropriate. 
  • Program Development proposals are restricted to one year in length (or less) and less than $10,000 in cost, including indirect costs.
  • Sea Grant authorizing legislation requires a match of 50% from non-federal funds.

Ineligibility:

  • Proposals with total project costs exceeding $10K are generally discouraged.
  • Grant funds should not be requested to cover entertainment-related (including food) expenses.