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 2021.
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: OPEN
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.
Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships
Letters of Intent Due: December 15, 2020
Full Proposal Due: March 16, 2021
Eligible Applicants: United States institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
Brief Description: The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) and the Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are funding a joint competition to fund proposals that seek to establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Applications must include at least one researcher and one shellfish grower acting as co-Principal Investigators, and the proposed work must utilize a co-production of knowledge framework. Total funding for this competition includes up to $2,000,000 in federal funds to support 2-6 projects. Each project will be funded at the approximate level of $100,000 – $300,000 per year for 1-3 years.
See more here: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding.
Fellowships & Scholarships
Find additional opportunities for faculty and graduate students on our Fellowships & Scholarships page.
- Funding opportunities for aquaculture and American lobster research
- Now accepting applications for Sea Grant Scholars
- Aquaculture funding opportunities available
- IISG expands funding on ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants on Microplastics’ research
- IISG will fund Lake Michigan research: Submit your preproposal