Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program Large Research Grants

Pre-proposals due February 4, 2019.
Full solicitation

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG) has up to $600,000 to invest in promising research projects relevant to southern Lake Michigan and surrounding coastal communities in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana. Work is to be
completed in the 2020-2021 biennium. Work can be conducted outside of the area outlined above provided applicants make a compelling case for why their project is relevant to southern Lake Michigan and surrounding coastal communities.

All projects should focus on one or more of the following topic areas:
• Aquaculture
• Aquatic Invasive Species
• Climate Ready Communities
• Fisheries
• Great Lakes Cleanup
• Healthy Waters
• Recreation and Tourism
• Stormwater and Green Infrastructure
• Sustainable Community Planning
• Water Supply

Funding: Projects can request up to $90,000 per year for two years (maximum $180,000 total). Assuming most applicants request the maximum, we anticipate funding three of these projects. All applicants must demonstrate at least 50% match (one non-federal dollar for every two federal dollars requested). Examples of possible match include salary, volunteer time, equipment time, or unrecovered indirect costs, but specifics of what can be claimed vary among institutions. It is critical that matching dollars come from a non-federal funding source. Funding is available for up to two years beginning February 1, 2020, or the date of the award. All projects should be
completed by January 31, 2022.

Eligibility: Project investigators from educational or research institutions in Illinois or Indiana, including universities, museums, and other NGOs, are eligible for these funds. Given that IISG supports research, education, and extension activities, IISG particularly encourages submissions that support students (graduate or undergraduate), post-doctoral researchers, and/or early career scientists.

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