Wisconsin Sea Grant 2016-18 Omnibus Funding
Preproposal deadline is 5 p.m., CST, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for its next two-year grant period that begins February 1, 2016. The process involves two steps: (1) prospective principal investigators must submit a preproposal by 5 p.m., CST, January 20, 2015; and (2) potential principal investigators whose preproposals are encouraged will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due May 1, 2015. To be eligible to submit a full proposal, applicants MUST submit a preproposal by the preproposal deadline (Note: all applicants who submit a preproposal are technically eligible to submit a full proposal). All Sea Grant project funds are awarded via a highly competitive process involving peer reviews and the recommendations of external 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 Monday, December 1, 2014. 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: 5 p.m., CST, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. You MUST submit a preproposal by this deadline to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals: 5 p.m., CST, Friday, May 1, 2015.  

 Anticipated Timeline for 2014-16 Competition
 Monday, December 1, 2014 Preproposal template available 
 Monday, December 1, 2014  iPROPOSE preproposal submission site opens
 Tuesday, January 20, 2015 DEADLINE for preproposal submission 
 February 24-25, 2015
Preproposal review panel meets 
 Early March
Preproposal decisions released to applicants
 Early March
Full proposal guidelines released 
 Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Full proposal applicant workshop
 Friday, May 1, 2015 DEADLINE for full proposal submission 
 Early October 2015 Applicants notified of funding decisions 
 February 1, 2016
2016-18 projects begin 

Important links:

2016-18 Request for Proposals (PDF)

Instructions for Submitting a Preproposal via iPROPOSE (PDF)

Preproposal Format Template (DOC)

2014-17 Wisconsin Sea Grant Strategic Plan

iPROPOSE login page