Request for Proposals for Partnered Fellowship Research Project on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience in the Lake Champlain Basin

Lake Champlain Sea Grant seeks research proposals from partner organizations to co-support a two-year fellowship research project on coastal adaptation and resilience in the Lake Champlain basin. 

The proposed coastal adaptation and resilience research and actions should create new knowledge that will help predict, prepare for, and/or mitigate negative effects for coastal communities and ecosystems in the Lake Champlain basin. The proposal should also describe how it would provide training or professional development opportunities for the fellow, who will be recruited after the competition ends.

Costs to support the fellowship research project will be shared between Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the partner organization(s). Lake Champlain Sea Grant will support $30,000 per year with federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for each of two years. Partner organizations are asked to commit at least an equal amount of non-federal funding. In recognition that not every potential partner organization may have sufficient non-federal funds available to commit as match, multiple organizations may apply collaboratively to support a single fellowship project in partnership with Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

Once fellowship partners are selected, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the partner will collaborate to facilitate a competitive selection process for the fellow. The fellow may be employed either through UVM or the partner organization, to be determined based on the proposal and the agreed-upon scope of work and work plan.

Organizations, agencies, and institutions of higher education that operate within the Lake Champlain basin of New York and/or Vermont are eligible to apply to this opportunity. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that include and serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking.


  • Q&A for those interested in submitting a proposal: Monday, August 21, 12-1pm ET. More info. Previous: Monday, June 12, 2023, 12-1pm ET. 
  • Proposal due date extended: September 30, 2023, by 11:59pm ET to seagrant [at]
  • Project start date: To be determined.
  • Project duration: 24 months

Application Guidelines

To apply, interested organizations should submit a proposal description and supporting information to seagrant [at] Please see the Request for Proposals for detailed application guidelines. 

See also the Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF) for more information about the research focus, outreach, communication, administration, and budget topics.


Interested organizations with questions can email Lake Champlain Sea Grant at seagrant [at]