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2014-2015 Biennial Research Grant Proposals
This opportunity is closed.
Florida Sea Grant is accepting Statements of Interest for research projects that will be funded in 2014-2015 at up to $100,000 per year (up to $200,000 total). Areas of focus are Healthy Oceans and Coasts; Safe and Sustainable Seafood; Sustainable Coastal Communities; and Hazard-Resilient and Climate Ready Coasts. We anticipate funding as many as ten research projects in this grant cycle – pending Congressional funding of the program in those budget years.
Statements of Interest must be responsive to the instructions in this RFP: http://seagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/CallForProposals/index.php and be received no later than 5 PM on February 15, 2013. Statements must address one or more priorities identified in the RFP and must actively engage an end-user (private or public sector) in the proposal development. Funded projects must support (all or in part) at least one student who is actively working on the project as part of his/her MS, PhD, JD or undergraduate research under supervision of the lead PI.
This year, one of the awards will be for ‘research to application’ as explained in the RFP, and this is the only case where student participation is not an absolute requirement – yet still is encouraged. For these awards, the public or private sector participant must be a co-PI.
Florida Sea Grant Elise Newell Seminar Series
As a result of budget uncertainties resulting from the sequestration, this competition is postponed until the actual level of FY13 funding is known by Florida Sea Grant. We anticipate that this may not be until May or even June. Thank you for your patience. This is a valued series, and we intend to continue it, as long as funding is available.
Annually these seminars allow persons from on and off Florida’s campuses to learn more about timely issues concerning the coasts and oceans. Seminars may address any coastal or ocean topic of current importance to Florida and falling under one of our programmatic focus areas: healthy oceans and coasts, safe and sustainable coastal communities, safe and sustainable seafood, and adapting to climate change. We will support seminars with a total funding level of $10,000, with no more than $1,000 for a particular seminar – and therefore request that applicants carefully develop their budgets to keep costs down. This will allow more seminars to occur state-wide with our limited resources.
This is an honorary seminar series named after Elise B. Newell, who served as the fiscal officer for Florida Sea Grant from 1979 until her death in 1997. During that time she mentored colleagues statewide and nationally, always seeking ways to advance the efforts of faculty and students. The series reflects Elise’s commitment to excellence and service to Florida.
The format for each event includes a formal presentation and individual and small group discussions with faculty, students and resource managers. Through these seminars, Florida Sea Grant fosters the goal of providing highly relevant academic service to the public of Florida on critical coastal and ocean issues.
Program Development Funds
Program Development funds are no longer available for FY 2012-13.
Florida Sea Grant will entertain proposals from faculty and graduate students at Florida universities and research laboratories for seed money (under $5,000) to test novel ideas or approaches, acquire proof-of-concept data needed to support more comprehensive research proposals, support topical workshops or other forums, or who require funding to tackle a relevant and time-sensitive research issue. These projects must address critically important issues affecting Florida's oceans and coasts and must align with at least one of our four focus areas (see Florida Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2009-13). The proposals will undergo rapid external peer review for technical merit, internal review by the Sea Grant program directors and work action groups for relevance. To prepare a proposal for submission http://seagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/ProgramDevelopment/index.php.
Student Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
For information about upcoming opportunities, please visit our page on Student Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards.