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.

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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


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


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 or 206.543.6600. 

Kate Litle, Interim Director,