State Competitions

Washington Sea Grant 2023 Request for Proposals

Funding cycle: February 1, 2024 – January 31, 2026

Washington Sea Grant is now accepting preliminary proposals for the 2023 RFP.

Cover of RFP

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects from investigators at academic and research institutions throughout the state of Washington. Funded projects will contribute to WSG and state priority information needs by advancing knowledge in one of the four WSG program areas: environmental literacy and workforce development, resilient communities and economies, healthy coastal ecosystems, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. 

WSG is particularly interested in funding projects that engage and address issues of concern to Washington Pacific coastal communities. WSG also anticipates partnering with the Puget Sound Partnership to fund projects that align with the Puget Sound Science Work Plan.

About $2 million will be awarded during the two-year funding cycle through a competitive review process.

Proposals must follow the guidelines detailed in the 2023 Request for Proposals and be submitted through eSeaGrant, WSG’s online proposal submission system.

To access guidelines, visit the Washington Sea Grant’s Request for Proposals PDF

Information Sessions

Russell Callender, WSG director, will provide details about the RFP process and be available to answer questions.  Content at each of the information sessions will be the same – Investigators are encouraged to attend one.

RFP info session for potential investigators
Thursday, January 12, 2023

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Registration: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-mtrz8iEtJdC5xwena0nsBAYNg8PrEJ 


RFP info session for potential investigators
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Registration: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrceyhrzoiEtKpSBmHSFWiDChyDyFrOru

A recording of the info session presentation will be available following the sessions.

Washington Sea Grant Outreach Workshop

This workshop will brief potential PIs on the Sea Grant program, introduce WSG staff, and facilitate collaborative and innovative plans for outreach and engagement. Investigators are strongly encouraged to attend. 

We encourage you to review the WSG staff list and identify who you might like to connect with at the workshop.

 

Washington Sea Grant Outreach Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific Time

Registration: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclceqrqTsvGtfPbHQmBAsLlZv1RJmjM06W

A recording of the Outreach Workshop presentations will be available following the session.

Timeline

2024-2026 Washington Sea Grant RFP Timeline

RFP info session: Thursday, January 12, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT

RFP info session: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT

Investigator outreach workshop: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT

Preliminary proposals due in eSeaGrant:  Thursday, February 16, 2023,  5:00 p.m. PT

Notification or preliminary proposal review outcome: Late March 2023

Full proposals due in eSeaGrant: Thursday, May 4, 2023

Peer review and project selection: May – September 2023

PI rebuttal period: June 21 – 28, 2023

Notification of funding decision: Mid September 2023 

Project state date: Tuesday, February 1, 2024

Contacts

Investigators are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas with the WSG director. To arrange a time to talk or for any questions, please contact WSG at wsgres@uw.edu or 206.543.6600. 

Russell Callender, Director wrc4@uw.edu

Kate Litle, Deputy Director kalitle@uw.edu