Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has just issued a request for research project proposals related to Great Lakes social science issues. Potential areas for study include Great Lakes literacy, climate change adaptation, aquatic invasive species matters, and more. 

From the RFP

“Research questions should be designed to identify perceptions and attitudes which affect behavior change and/or evaluate programs, decision-support tools or social networks currently in place. Projects should consider outcomes such as economic growth, community resiliency, quality of life and/or adoption of community sustainability practices…

In addition to addressing the priority areas, projects should fit into one or more of the four national Sea Grant focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Communities and Economies, Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.”

Read the complete RFP at the link above, and find out more about additional research funding from IISG at our webpage.