Funding Opportunities

2020-2022 Research RFP

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) will announce a request for pre-proposals for 2020-2022 research funding on Monday, Dec. 17.

The deadline for pre-proposals has passed.

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.

For more information go to our Research RFP page.


Program Development

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) has a limited amount of funding available each year for Program Development (PD) projects. The purpose of PD funding is to support investigators in Alabama and Mississippi to conduct research, education and outreach projects in one of the MASGC four focus areas. PD grants support small-scale projects, which ultimately leverage larger grants and funding opportunities, and allow scientists to rapidly respond to emerging issues. Requests are generally limited to a maximum of $10,000 in funding and are for a one-year period. PD proposals are accepted by MASGC at any time during the year. These proposals may be peer reviewed. Approval is dependent on the availability of funds, relevance and technical merit.

For more details, contact Loretta Leist at