Texas Sea Grant College Program Research Grants

Texas Sea Grant


Grant amount: Up to US $150,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 20, 2019 8:00am PST (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 3, 2019 9:00am PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group For-Profit Business College / University Nonprofit Unaffiliated Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Texas

Location of residency: Texas

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Overview:

Awards will support outcome-oriented research that spans broad areas of natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering; will improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas’ coastal and marine resources; and will generate substantial social, economic and environmental impacts in Texas.

The Texas Sea Grant College Program supports integrated research and extension projects that improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas’ coastal and marine resources. The overarching  goals of Texas Sea Grant’s research program are to support outcome-oriented research that spans broad  areas of natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering, and to make research  investments that will generate substantial long-term impacts in Texas. Outcome-oriented research is  defined as research that provides quantifiable evidence for short-term (learning: awareness, knowledge, skills, motivations), medium-term (action: behavior, practice, decisions, policies), and/or long-term  (consequences: social, economic, environmental) impacts in Texas. 

Texas Sea Grant undergoes a rigorous annual evaluation by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) to ensure the greatest benefit from its federal and state investments and to assess the program’s progress toward its  strategic plan. This annual review includes Texas Sea Grant-funded research outcomes and their  contribution toward the program’s strategic plan. Therefore, the most competitive research proposals will  align with one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Resilient Communities and Economies, 
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, 
  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, 
  • Education and Workforce  Development, and

address one or more of the research priorities established for this RFP.

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

Eligibility:

  •  Eligible Applicants:
    • Universities and colleges: Texas universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) acting on behalf of their faculty members.
    • Nonprofit, non-academic institutions: Independent museums, observatories, research laboratories,  professional societies and similar organizations in Texas that are directly associated with educational or research activities.
    • For-profit organizations: Commercial firms, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in  scientific or engineering research or education. Texas Sea Grant is interested in supporting  collaborative projects between universities and the private sector.
    • Unaffiliated persons: Individuals who have no affiliations with organizations that could act as grantee  organizations may receive support for meritorious research if they have the capability and use of  facilities needed to perform the work and agree to fiscal arrangements satisfactory to Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M University.
    • State, local and Indian tribal governments.
  •  50% non-federal cost-sharing is required.