IISG provides funding to researchers in Illinois and Indiana who are working on issues of importance to the southern Lake Michigan region. If you would like to receive emails related to funding competitions, including when they are open, please subscribe to our mailing list.
Work can typically be completed outside of the immediate Lake Michigan vicinity, provided strong connections are made between potential impacts of the proposed work and the southern Lake Michigan region or surrounding communities.
Funding is competitively awarded following these procedures.
Applicants should review the following templates and guidance.
Small research projects: CLOSED
Competitions happen as funding is available. Funding for development projects is typically $10,000-$25,000 for not more than one year. The next opportunity is expected in Fall 2019.
Large research projects: CLOSED
Competitions typically occur every two years. Funding is typically $40,000-$120,000 per year for two years. The next opportunity is expected in Fall 2020.
National competitions: CLOSED
The National Sea Grant Office periodically requests proposals for research and outreach projects in topics of regional and national importance. Past competitions have focused on aquatic invasive species and aquaculture. Topics for future competitions will vary.
Fellowships & Scholarships
Find additional opportunities for faculty and graduate students on our Fellowships & Scholarships page.
- Aquaculture funding opportunities available
- IISG expands funding on ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants on Microplastics’ research
- IISG will fund Lake Michigan research: Submit your preproposal
- Sea Grant quagga mussel research leads to NSF funding
- Funding available for projects addressing key Great Lakes issues