Plans and Funding
The 2016-2018 Delaware Sea Grant research funding competition is now closed and funding announcements are pending final federal approval. Nine awards will be made, of no more than $140,000 over two years. Small seed grants may be made available in early 2016; information regarding that opportunity will be posted on this site. Contact Jennifer Merrill for additional information.
The National Sea Grant College Program recently finalized its 2014–2017 strategic plan, which is organized around four focus areas:
- Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
- Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Resilient Communities and Economies
- Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development
In response to the national plan, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program issued its 2014–2017 strategic plan, which provides an overview of the program and its top priorities in marine research, education, and public outreach. The plans identify strategic issues of importance to the state of Delaware, the mid-Atlantic region, and the nation. The Delaware plan also specifies how Delaware Sea Grant’s efforts will align with National Sea Grant Program’s four focus areas. The full text of the Delaware Sea Grant and National Sea Grant plans can be downloaded in PDF format below.