Science Serving Coastal Communities
Rhode Island Sea Grant invites researchers to submit proposals for a research planning grant aimed at supporting the development of interdisciplinary research teams and research projects that relate to relevant marine and coastal issues

This research planning grant is NOT intended to support community planning projects. This research planning grant would provide up to 12 months of support for the research team and would ideally lead to the development of proposals seeking longer-term, larger-scale funding. Project funding will begin 01 February 2023 and end 31 January 2024.

Informational Meeting (Zoom)

September 6, 2022

Attendance by applicants is optional, and the meeting will be recorded and accessible via the RISG Website.

This meeting is anopportunity to meet with Rhode Island Sea Grant staff to discuss specifics of this RFP, assess the potential to engage RISG extension, legal, or communications specialists, and address any questions about developing and submitting proposals.

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline:
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 5:00 P.M.

Full Proposal Submission Deadline:
NOVEMBER 1, 2022 5:00 P.M.

We anticipate supporting up to three projects at up to $65,000 each contingent upon receipt of
federal funding. Modification in the number of and/or funding for individual proposals may be made
based on final program budget allocations. This competition is composed of two components: the
Letter of Intent (LOI) and the Full Project Proposal. Each full proposal for this competitive grant
receives extensive out-of-state peer review, with final evaluation conducted by an ad hoc panel of
external technical experts and relevancy review panelists.

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