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

We will host a Zoom webinar about the request for pre-proposals.

Informational Zoom Webinar

When: Jan 22, 2019 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2020-2022 MASGC Request for Research Pre-proposals

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

We will have the online chat feature available for questions as they arise. Sound should come through your computer, but if for some reason you need to phone in, the following options are available.

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Webinar ID: 914 992 324
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