Wisconsin Sea Grant 2018-20 Omnibus Funding
Preproposal deadline is 3 p.m., CST, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting research and education project proposals for the next two-year grant period that begins February 1, 2018. The process involves two steps:

  1. Prospective investigators submit a preproposal by 3 p.m. CST Tuesday, January 24, 2017. See Guidelines for Preproposals in the Request for Proposals.
  2. Prospective investigators submit a full proposal by 3 p.m. CST Friday, April 28, 2017.

To be eligible to submit a full proposal, applicants MUST submit a preproposal by the preproposal deadline. All Sea Grant project funds are awarded via a highly competitive process involving external peer reviews and the recommendations of external technical and advisory panels.

Submission of preproposals will be via iPROPOSE, a Web-based proposal submission site hosted by the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (administrative home of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute). The iPROPOSE site will be open for submission of preproposals on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Prior to entering your preproposal in iPROPOSE you need to fill in a Microsoft Word-based preproposal template. That template and full instructions on submitting a preproposal are available now by clicking on the links below.


Preproposals: 3 p.m., CST, Tuesday, January 24, 2017. You MUST submit a preproposal by this deadline to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals: 3 p.m., CST, Friday, April 28, 2017.

 Anticipated Timeline for 2018-20 Competition
 Thursday, December 1, 2016          RFP released
 Thursday, December 1, 2016  iPROPOSE preproposal submission site opens    
 Friday,  December 16, 2016  Informational webinar for applicants
 Tuesday, January 24, 2017  DEADLINE for preproposal submission 
 February 2017
 Preproposal review panel meets
 Early March 2017
 Preproposal decisions released to applicants
 Early March 2017  Full proposal guidelines released
 Thursday, March 16, 2017      Full proposal applicant workshop
 Friday, April 28, 2017  DEADLINE for full proposal submission         
 May-June 2017  External peer reviews conducted
 July 2017
 Technical review panels convene
 August 2017
 Adivsory Council meeting
 Early October 2017
 Applicants notified of funding decisions 
 February 1, 2018
 2018-20 projects begin

Important links:

2018-20 Request for Proposals (PDF)

Preproposal Format Template (DOC)

iPROPOSE login page

Webinar for Preparing Your Preproposal

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00) 
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