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North Carolina Sea Grant Opens New Funding Cycle
Preproposals Due April 5, 2013


Katie Mosher, 919/515-9069,
Steve Rebach, 919/515-9104,
Susan White, 919/513-1145,

Posted Monday, March 4, 2013

North Carolina Sea Grant invites preproposals for coastal and marine research projects for the 2014-2016 core funding cycle. Completed preproposals are due April 5, 2013.

"Preproposals identify coastal research priorities and describe the relevance of the research to North Carolina," explains Susan White, executive director. "We expect a wide range of topics for projects seeking improved understanding, utilization and management of marine and coastal resources, particularly relating to coastal North Carolina and adjacent regions."

Full proposals will be requested later this year only from investigators who have submitted preproposals. Maximum Sea Grant funding for the two-year funding period will be $100,000 per project. Sea Grant requires nonfederal matching funds for at least one-third of the project's total costs.

Proposals in a wide range of sciences, including social sciences, are encouraged, as are interdisciplinary and interinstitutional proposals that reflect the linkages within our state. Preproposals must emphasize, and fall under, one of the five Focus Areas identified in the North Carolina Sea Grant Strategic Plan, which is included as a link in the application materials.

When preparing a preproposal, the principal investigator also should describe identifiable applications, and measurable impacts, of the results and explain how those results will be shared with user groups. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss issues and potential users of the results with Sea Grant staff.

In the preproposal stage, researchers are not required to have approval through a campus administrative process. Completed preproposals must be entered electronically into the North Carolina Sea Grant eSG system by 4 p.m., April 5, 2013.

Detailed instructions, including the link to the eSG system, are included with the application materials at


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