research vessel

R/V Ocean Starr.

As part of our mission to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of Alaska’s marine, coastal and watershed resources through research, education and extension, Alaska Sea Grant supports a number of formal, peer-reviewed research projects on a two-year cycle.

Requests for Proposals (RFP)

An RFP is normally issued in the fall of each even-numbered year for two-year projects to begin early in the next even-numbered year. The National Sea Grant Program also provides competitive funding opportunities for specific coastal and marine research. See Student Awards & Fellowships

The next call for proposals is December 2018. Please contact us to subscribe to our mailing list for research announcements.

Special funding opportunities

Alaska Sea Grant has limited funds for "program development and rapid response" that may be available between normal funding cycles. These funds allow us to take advantage of unforeseen and time-limited opportunities to:

  • stimulate new areas of research
  • stimulate new areas of investment by other funding sources and/or stakeholders
  • respond quickly to new issues and opportunities
  • accommodate "transition" problems such as temporary funding gaps in critical ongoing projects

Please discuss your ideas with Alaska Sea Grant Director Paula Cullenberg before submitting a request for funds. If funds are available and your request meets current priorities, you will be asked to submit a 1- to 2-page written request that includes a project description, a justification of the need for development funds, and a budget outline. A response will normally be provided within 1–2 weeks of this submission.

Proposal forms

  • Budget narrative instructions
  • Sample budget template
  • NOAA project schedule form
  • Current and pending support
  • NEPA questionnaire

Download all forms (.zip)