Funding Opportunities

New York Sea Grant Biennial Research Call

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) releases its Biennial Research Call for 2014-2015. New York Sea Grant's research program funds applied research in the Marine, Hudson River and Great Lakes ecosystems. The main goal is to provide valid scientific information that will serve as the basis for furthering the sustainable development, use, protection, conservation, and management of our coastal resources. The research must clearly be driven by identified needs and must provide enhanced opportunities for NYSG to make a difference and have an impact on addressing important coastal issues. Pre-proposals are invited on the topics of the Call which come from NYSG's new Strategic Plan and include:

  • Coastal habitats and ecosystems
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
  • Seafood products and businesses
  • Coastal businesses
  • Land use planning and watersheds
  • Coastal water quality
  • Coastal hazards

For the specific issues being targeted within these topics, see the Call (PDF) or visit the webpage of the NYSG.

Submission Deadline: Pre-proposals are due by 4:30 PM Friday February 22, 2013.
Anticipated Funds: Approximately $1 million per year for 2 years, to support about 7-10 projects.
Funding Interval: Two years, beginning 2/1/2014.
Questions: Contact Assistant Director Cornelia Schlenk

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission is currently soliciting grant proposals for the Lake Erie Protection Fund for two projects: "Internal Loading as a Source of Phosphorus in Lake Erie" and "Inventory of Water Conservation Measures by Industry Sector."

Each grant will provide up to $30,000, with a 25% match requirement ($7,500). Proposals are due February 1, 2013. Projects must assist with the implementation of the Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan 2008.

The role of the Ohio Lake Erie Commission is to preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, to protect the quality of its waters and ecosystem, and to promote economic development of the region by ensuring the coordination of policies and programs of state government pertaining to water quality, toxic substances, and coastal resource management.

The Lake Erie Protection Fund, which is administered by the Commission, focuses on projects that improve environmental and economic management and development decisions. The Fund is supported by the voluntary contributions of Ohioans who purchase the "Erie...Our Great Lake" license plate, featuring the Marblehead lighthouse.


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