Request for Proposals
Full RFP Available: August 27, 2018
Letters of Intent Due: September 21, 2018
Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2018
Award Period: February 1, 2019 — January 31, 2021
Lake Champlain Sea Grant requests proposals to fund research in the Lake Champlain basin for one- or two-year projects during the next funding cycle, February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2021. Projects should be directly relevant to the goals of the LCSG Strategic Plan (2018-2021). 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. An estimated $500,000 will be available to support 3-5 research projects over a one- or two-year funding period. 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. 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). Successful proposals will have a start date of February 1, 2019 and an end date of no later than January 31, 2021. 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 RFP.
A 1-2 page letter of intent (LOI) consisting of a title, a short description and an estimated budget is required. A full proposal will not be accepted if an LOI is not received by September 21, 2018.