This information is intended for Wisconsin faculty members (or persons having principal investigator status) and students from the University of Wisconsin System or another Wisconsin college or university.  Non-Wisconsin investigators should go to the National Sea Grant College Program website to find the Sea Grant Program for their state.

Competitions for Faculty Researchers

Funded Projects: What We Look For
As the review panels evaluate the research proposals generated by Wisconsin Sea Grant's 2016-18 Request for Proposals, assistant director for research and student engagement Jennifer Hauxwell outlines the process and priorities.    Read more...

Wisconsin Sea Grant 2016-18 Omnibus Funding

Full proposal deadline is 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, May 1, 2015.

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting full proposals for its next two-year grant period which begins February 1, 2016.

NOTE: Applicants must have submitted a pre-proposal by the January 20, 2015, deadline to have a full proposal considered. A faculty member (or person having principal investigator status at his/her institution) in the University of Wisconsin System or other Wisconsin college or university applying to the UW Sea Grant College Program for funding must prepare his/her proposal in accordance with the guidelines provided on this site.

All Sea Grant project funds are awarded via a highly competitive process involving peer reviews and the recommendations of external advisory panels.

Video of Prospective Investigators Meeting

View video of the meeting


2016-18 Request for Proposals (PDF)

Proposal Guidelines for 2016-18 (PDF)

Budget Information Workbook (Excel)

Sea Grant 2014-17 Strategic Plan (PDF)

Proposal Submission Website

This site will open for proposal submission on March 25th, 2015.

Other Opportunities

Program Development

The Director of Wisconsin Sea Grant has limited program development funds available for initial development of promising research, education and outreach projects.

For further information on current program development opportunities, contact Jim Hurley, UW Aquatic Sciences Center, 272 Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706, phone (608) 262-0905 or email

 To be added to a RFP mailing please send us an email, or contact Terri Liebmann, UW Sea Grant Institute, 272 Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706, phone (608) 263-6747, fax (608) 262-0591.  Be sure to include your name and the full mailing address (or email address) and the name of the program for which you wish information.