A leader in research, outreach and education for nearly 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Fall Sea Star 

Read our Autumn 2017 newsletter to learn more about our current projects, including research on how ocean acidification affects salmon, farming sablefish, the Martitime Discovery Schools Initiative and how night fishing can save West Coast albatross.

Preventing a Crustacean Invasion

A feature story on the Washington Sea Grant Crab Team from the University of Washington’s College of the Environment.

Sea Grant Funding

Read about recent news on funding for Sea Grant and words of support from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. Learn more

February 5

First Aid at Sea Workshop for Boaters

Effectively treat hypothermia, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures and more while on the water in this Coast Guard-approved workshop for commercial fishermen and boaters in Seattle.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teaming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish. 

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Funding opportunities

Program Development

WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants that allow timely responses to new or changing needs and provide the capacity to plan and begin implementation in emerging program areas.


John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

This fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students interested in the national policies affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources to host offices in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C. for a one-year fellowship.


NOAA Fisheries – Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

This program provides PhD students with two to three years of funding for research on marine resource economics or population and ecosystem dynamics. Fellows partner with their graduate advisors and a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist to conduct their research.


NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

This two-year program provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. Fellows are matched with state coastal resource agencies and nonprofit organizations to work on projects proposed by the hosts and selected by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.