Requests for Proposals
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Competitive Call for Research Proposals
Award Period: February 1, 2022 - January 31, 2024
- Q&A session for applicants: January 21, 2021 (Registration link) (optional)
- Pre-proposals due: March 5, 2021
- Full proposals due: July 2, 2021
- Funding recommendations announced: October 2021
Information and Forms Related to RFP
- Request for Proposals (PDF) (revised March 8, 2021 to update a full proposal submission requirement)
- 90-4 Budget Form (Zip file with fillable XLSM)
- LCSG Budget Justification Guidance (PDF)
- RFP Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (PDF)
- LCSG Data Management Plan (DOCX)
- LCSG Data Sharing and Management Policy and Plan (PDF)
- Abbreviated NEPA Questionnaire (DOCX) and Instructions (PDF)
The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute (LCSG) requests proposals for research in the Lake Champlain basin in the areas of:
• Resilient communities and economies;
• Environmental literacy and workforce development; and/or
• Healthy coastal ecosystems.
Proposals should address research topics outlined in the FY22 RFP (PDF) and contribute to goals described in the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (PDF), which was developed with engagement from a wide variety of stakeholders, consultation from the LCSG Program Advisory Committee, and approval from the LCSG Steering Committee.
Researchers may request up to $75,000 in federal Sea Grant funds for one-year projects or $150,000 total for two-year projects to cover direct and indirect costs during the period February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2024. Federal support must be matched with non-federal funds at the rate of $1 in non-federal matching funds for every $2 requested of federal Sea Grant funds (i.e., a 50% match). LCSG expects to allocate approximately $600,000 in federal Sea Grant funds to support research projects proposed in this RFP.
Researchers at institutions of higher education, organizations, and agencies that conduct research in the Lake Champlain basin (New York and Vermont) are eligible to respond to this RFP. LCSG strives to fund scientists from diverse backgrounds and achieve outcomes for diverse communities.
Contact: Julianna White (julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual State 104b Research Competition - NOW CLOSED
The Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center welcomes proposals focusing on critical water resources science and management needs in Vermont, including the Connecticut River basin and the Lake Champlain basin, from investigators based at an institute of higher education in Vermont. The Vermont Water Center especially welcomes proposals from professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color and from early-career professionals.
Proposals may support research on physical, biological, chemical, social, or engineering aspects of water quality or quantity or outreach, education, training, and other information-transfer opportunities. Two types of proposals will be considered: Graduate Research and Faculty Research.
Deadline for submission to the Vermont Water Center (julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu (subject: VT%20Water%20Resources%20RFP) ) is October 23, 2020.
NOAA Sea Grant: Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry. Intent to submit due Feb. 26, 2020—NOW CLOSED
Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred.Proposals welcome for research on topics expanding and enhancing the use of hydrologic data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools; changes in the quantity and quality of water resources; ecological flows; and harmful algae blooms (HABs).
Informational webinar on February 5, 2020 at 3pm Eastern. (Register or join here.)
Notices of intent to submit due February 26, 2020.
Full proposals due April 22, 2020.
- Grant opportunity at grants.gov
- Learn more about Sea Grant's work in aquaculture
- Sea Grant funding opportunities
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Institutes for Water Resources National Competitive Grants 104g - Due March 9, 2020—NOW CLOSED
Proposals welcome for research on topics expanding and enhancing the use of hydrologic data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools; changes in the quantity and quality of water resources; ecological flows; and harmful algae blooms (HABs). Due March 9, 2020 to julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu.
- Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center announcement
- Request for Proposals for USGS National Competitive Grants (PDF)
- USGS National Competitive Grants webpage for more information and descriptions of projects funded in previous years
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Competitive Call for Research Proposals FY 2020 (Award Period: February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2022)—NOW CLOSED
Pre-Proposals Due: June 9, 2019
Full Proposals Due: August 18, 2019
Proposal Review Results Announced: October 16, 2019
Forms Related to RFP
- FY 2020 RFP Guidelines (PDF)
- 90-2 Project Summary Short Form (XLSM)
- 90-4 Budget Form (fillable PDF)
- NSGO Abbreviated NEPA Questionnaire (DOCX)
- Data Management Plan (DOCX)
Lake Champlain Sea Grant requests proposals to fund research in the Lake Champlain basin for one- or two-year projects during the period February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2022. Projects should be directly relevant to the goals of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (PDF). Research projects within the Lake Champlain basin focused in one or more of three areas will be considered: 1) healthy coastal ecosystems; 2) resilient communities and economies; and 3) environmental literacy and workforce development.
Researchers at institutions of higher education and organizations or agencies that conduct research in the Lake Champlain basin (New York and Vermont) are eligible to respond to this request for proposals.
Contact: Julianna White (julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu)