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Rhode Island Sea Grant’s mission is to improve understanding and management of Rhode Island’s coastal and marine ecosystems to achieve its vision for vibrant, healthy coastal communities, economies, and marine environments that are resilient in the face of change. To achieve that, informed decision-making is reliant on sound science to provide a better understanding of the environment. Sea Grant identifies essential research topics through consultation with partners, stakeholders, and experts, ensuring that researchers work closely with Sea Grant extension specialists so that best available science and technical and legal information informs business and government.

2018–2020  |  2016–2018  |  2014–2016   |  2012–2014  |  2010–2012


There is currently no request for proposals at this time.


  • Rhode Island Sea Grant funds promising marine/coastal projects that need to first gain proof-of-concept status. Such projects are often the brainchild of an academic entrepreneur who needs start-up funds to test an idea before seeking more robust funding. Rhode Island Sea Grant looks for promising science investments that may fuel significant benefits from a small infusion of funds.
  • For more information, please download Funding Guidelines 



Rhode Island Sound’s Role in Fueling Harmful Algal Blooms in Narragansett Bay

A Sinking State and a Rising Sea: Salt Marshes Provide the Answer

Quahog Hot Spots in Narragansett Bay

Researchers Assess Community Support for Shellfish Aquaculture in Rhode Island

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