two researchers in the shallows holding ends of a large netAs 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 preliminary proposals

updated Feb. 7, 2022

We anticipate releasing our next RFP in December of 2022.

The request for preliminary proposals has closed for research to be conducted between February 2022 and January 2024.

Our next funding period will be for research to be conducted between February 2024 and January 2026. We seek creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

For details and instructions on past proposals, see our Announcement of Funding Opportunity for 2022–2024 (PDF).

Recorded webinar to assist prospective investigators

In January 2021, Alaska Sea Grant hosted an informational webinar to provide information on best practices and examples of successful engagement (Zoom Cloud recording). View the slides that accompanied the webinar (Google Slides).

Please contact us to be added to our email distribution for research announcements.