Now Accepting ‘Request for Proposals’ for Next NJSGC Funding Cycle

December 5th, 2018

Please click here for two updated requests for proposals (RFP’s) for New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s next funding cycle (2/1/2020 to 1/31/2022). One is for small-scale pilot studies (program development or PD grants), the other is for mid-range and larger research projects.

Research projects within New Jersey’s coasts and watersheds in the following strategic focus areas will be reviewed regardless of funding category: (1) Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; (2) Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; (3) Resilient Communities and Economies, and (4) Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.  Please consult the attached RFPs for details including research priorities, submission deadlines, formatting instructions, and evaluation and eligibility criteria.

We anticipate supporting up to four (4) PD projects at up to $5,000 per award for one year, up to seven (7) mid-range projects with a maximum budget of $20,000 per year for two years, and up to five (5) larger projects with a maximum budget of $70,000 per year for two years.  All awards are contingent on availability of federal funds. Be aware that budgets require a 50% non-federal cost match for each proposal ($1 match for every $2 of Sea Grant funding) and only non-federal funds may be used for the matching contribution.

Please note that proposals for mid-range and larger awards require a preliminary proposal which must be submitted by January 22, 2019.  PD grants do not require a pre-proposal.  Applications for these studies must be received by June 17, 2019.

Investigators are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas and/or direct questions regarding the application process to the following NJSGC personnel.

For general submission questions:  Ms. Lisa Aromando, Sea Grant Program Associate, 732-872-1300, x 10,

For questions on collaborations, research priorities, evaluation criteria, extension, and data management: Dr. Peter Rowe, Director of Research and Extension, 732-872-1300, x 31,

For questions on budget preparation: Mr. Augustine Anfuso, Fiscal Officer, 732-872-1300, x 26,

The two RFP’s can also be accessed on our website. We look forward to receiving your applications and wish everyone the best of luck!