2020-2022 Research RFP

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is pleased to announce a request for pre-proposals for 2020-2022 research funding.

View the request for proposals here.

The deadline for pre-proposals is 5:00 p.m. Central time on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

In this competition, MASGC will welcome projects in the following focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development. A review of MASGC’s 2018-21 Strategic Plan describes the strategic direction for this funding announcement.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with an academic institution of higher education in Alabama or Mississippi. Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs) on projects can be from nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations and/or tribal, state or local governments located in Alabama or Mississippi. Only investigators who submit pre-proposals are eligible to submit full proposals.

Submission Instructions

MASGC has an online project management system called eSeaGrant. The system requires applicants to register before submitting pre-proposals. You can register to use eSeaGrant at:

The eSeaGrant User Guide can help you use the online system.

For More Information

For questions related to priorities, contact LaDon Swann ( or 251-648-5877) or Steve Sempier ( or 228-818-8830). For questions related to submission procedures, proposal guidance, forms and competition requirements, contact Loretta Leist ( or 228-818-8835). For questions related to budget preparation and other fiscal issues, contact Devaney Cheramie ( or 228-818-8839).

Informational Webinar

A webinar about the request for pre-proposals was held Jan. 22. View slides from the webinar.