*The STREAM RFP will be open again in Summer 2023*
MIT Sea Grant launched a new grants program open to a diversity of Massachusetts applicants.
STREAM Grants support 1-year projects up to $10,000:
- Small research projects aligned with our coastal and marine focus areas;
- Seed funding for exploratory or innovative efforts in industry, education, extension, or research;
- Undergraduate or graduate student support to expand an independent or class research project;
- P-12 initiatives that connect classrooms with coastal or marine science and engineering; and
- Rapid response projects addressing a current challenge or driver.
STREAM Grants are open to a diversity of Massachusetts applicants, including P-12 educators, faculty and students from Massachusetts universities, individuals and artists working with museums and nonprofit organizations, and many others!
Proposal Process & Application Materials
Proposals exceeding $5,000 should be discussed with MIT Sea Grant prior to submission and we strongly encourage all potential applicants to reach out to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss project ideas prior to preparing application materials.
1. Project Narrative (2-5 pages)
Eligible projects will reflect objectives outlined in the MIT Sea Grant Strategic Plan and align with one or more program focus areas. Please include a 2-5 page Project Narrative with the following sections:
- Proposal title; Name, affiliation, email, and phone number of the Project Lead / PI; Institutional UEI number (Unique Entity Identifier); Indicate if your institution has received federal funding in the past 5 years.
- Project start and end dates (must fall between Feb. 1 – Jan. 31 for the Nov. 15 deadline and may not be more than 12 months in duration).
- Coastal or marine-related issue or opportunity to be addressed
- Objectives of your proposed project (numbered list format)
- Methods/approach of how you will achieve your objectives
- Anticipated outcomes, benefits, or impacts to MA communities/stakeholders
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion vision
- Engagement and outreach plan
- More detailed descriptions for each section may be found in the full STREAM Grants RFP (next STREAM RFP coming Spring 2023).
2. Personnel and CVs/Resumes
Include project personnel and CVs/resumes of the Principle Investigator/Student/Educator. Each resume/CV should be no more than two pages.
3. Budget and Justification
Budget must include all project costs, including extension, communications, and outreach activities. More detailed descriptions for each section may be found in the full STREAM Grants RFP (next STREAM RFP coming Spring 2023).
4. Data Management Plan
- If your project does not include data collection, please include the statement, “This proposal will not generate environmental data. Therefore, a Data Management Plan is not required as part of the Proposal.”
- If your proposal does include data collection, you will need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP) that conforms to NOAA’s Data Sharing Directive for Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts. We are happy to provide guidance in preparing a DMP for your proposal. Please contact MIT Sea Grant Research Coordinator Mary Newton Lima (email@example.com).
Proposals will be submitted to MIT Sea Grant through our online portal, eSeaGrant. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your password. We are happy to provide eSeaGrant tours and other assistance to applicants.
We are currently updating the STREAM RFP and will be announcing new dates soon!
Budget requests < $10,000
1 year max
Proposed projects must reflect objectives outlined in the MIT Sea Grant Strategic Plan and align with one or more focus areas:
- Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
- Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Resilient Communities and Economies
- Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
Applicants should also express how the proposed projects will engage and reflect the diversity of Massachusetts communities and stakeholders. >>Sea Grant DEIJ Visioning