Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant programs (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia) recently released a joint request for proposals for collaborative and integrative research across the region that supports the Sea Grant mission. Pre-proposals are due by February 4, 2015, 5:00 PM EST; full proposals in late June 2015.
The participating state programs are Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia. Projects must be of regional scope and include investigators from every state. Proposals should address coastal resilience to sea level rise and/or coastal flooding in the region, including but not limited to ecological, physical, economic, and/or social dimensions.
Successful proposals will have a cross disciplinary team of partners, demonstrate a high degree of integration, and provide clear mechanisms for regional interaction and coordination.
One project totaling up to $560,000 in Sea Grant fund is expected to be funded (up to $70,000 per year for two years in each of the four states). 50% non-federal cost match is required for each proposal ($1 match for every $2 of Sea Grant funding).
Research teams are requested to contact their respective Sea Grant program directors to discuss ideas and regional relevance prior to submitting a pre-proposal.
The regional RFP has different deadlines and procedures from individual state competitions. Maryland Sea Grant will coordinate the regional research proposal solicitation effort.
source: Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant