Washington Sea Grant provides competitive and noncompetitive funding opportunities for researchers who seek to address questions about our oceans, coastlines, and coastal communities. Projects frequently involve collaboration among scientists from both public and private agencies. Primary funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as authorized and appropriated by the US Congress. In addition to our biennial state competition, we offer regional competitions and support for innovative projects, when funds are available. We also offer a broad range of fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students.