NJSGC Research Competition Update

March 15th, 2019

NJSGC is currently seeking research projects to be funded for the program’s 2021-2023 Omnibus. According to Sea Grant Program Associate Diana Burich, 40 pre-proposals were recently received, each including one principal investigator (PI) and potentially one or more co-principal investigators (Co-PIs). Of those 40 submitted, 17 are new PIs applying through NJSGC. Several institutions are represented, including Drexel University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University, and The College of New Jersey.

This year, NJSGC’s Technical Review Panel (TRP) includes 11 experts specialized in various fields. They are:

Bill Walton of Mississippi-Alabama SG Consortium; Sandra Shumway of University of Connecticut; Tim Frazier of Georgetown University; Dianna Padilla of Stony Brook University; Louis Plough of University of Maryland; Gary Wikfors of NOAA Fisheries, Milford Lab; M. Reza Hashemi of University of Rhode Island; Jay Tanski of Cornell University, formerly of New York Sea Grant; Meta Van Sickle of College of Charleston, Paula Keener of NOAA Office of Education, and Edward Hale of Delaware Sea Grant.

The TRP will review all pre-proposals and invite PIs to submit full proposals on April 2nd. The panel will then evaluate proposals during the summertime alongside a team of Stakeholder Advisory Board members, extension staff, and external peers.

Full proposals are due by June 17th, 2019. Awards are determined in September, with NSGO finalization and a public announcement made in October.