Plans and Funding

The 2018-2020 Delaware Sea Grant research funding competition is now closed. Application guidelines are available for reference at:

Delaware Sea Grant operates within a strategic plan framework developed from local stakeholders, and aligned with National Sea Grant Program goals. Building on a history of excellence in research and outreach, and with extensive input from coastal stakeholders from across Delaware, the 2018-2021 strategic plan is now available.

The Delaware Sea Grant 2018-2021 Strategic Plan addresses the following focus areas:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

The plan includes Goals and Outcomes that should be addressed by any proposed research program. Funded research projects address key societal issues through innovative, high quality research from a range of disciplines. Please contact Research Manager Jennifer Merrill ( if you would like a copy of the full draft 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.


Page Updated on October 3, 2017