January 17, 2017

MIT Sea Grant Annual Request for Proposals

In 2017 MIT Sea Grant will focus our funding resources on specific areas of marine research. Some elements of the ocean acidification solicitation that was issued in 2016 will be continued, since this is an issue of great interest to our stakeholders. We seek proposals that focus on the impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms, particularly New England species of concern such as lobsters, scallops, mussels, etc. In addition we are interested in proposals in the area of wireless power transmission, as described in this presentation: http://seagrant.mit.edu/2017_Open_House_for_Investigators_final.pdf.

A detailed RFP announcement and the meeting agenda are available on our website (http://seagrant.mit.edu/RFP.php); an outline of the topics is given in this presentation: http://seagrant.mit.edu/2017_Open_House_for_Investigators_final.pdf.

Basic requirements for MIT Sea Grant funding are: you must be a university-based, Massachusetts scientist who is eligible for Principal Investigator status at your home institution. If the PI is receiving any other MIT Sea Grant project funding during the FY2018 period (2/1/2018 to 1/31/2019) s/he is not eligible to apply in this round. Projects are generally funded for two years at a maximum of $100,000 per year, with a 50% match requirement. For more information and a description of the selection process, go to our website (http://seagrant.mit.edu/RFP.php).