Research

Science for the sustainable use and conservation of the Great Lakes is at the heart of what we do, and it is part of our charge from Congress as one of 33 state-level Sea Grant programs nationwide.

On a two-year cycle, we solicit, receive and review proposals from scientists across Wisconsin. Competitively selected research proposals form the basis for a portfolio of research that helps fulfill the mission of Wisconsin Sea Grant and national Sea Grant program.

Current national priorities of the Sea Grant program are: healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient communities and economies, and environmental literacy and workforce development.

At any given time, there are between 12 and 20 funded research projects in progress. We administer grants, ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and track the progress of projects. 

Further, our communications staff shares information broadly about funded projects with a wide range of audiences—from professional communities of experts to the general public—so that audiences remain informed about important work. Outreach staff also share information with a wide variety of audiences.

Currently funded research projects

View or download our booklet outlining currently funded projects and researchers, the 2018-20 Directory of Projects and People.

Proposals now being sought for next cycle

Wisconsin Sea Grant is currently soliciting proposals for the 2020-22 cycle. Click here for information about 2020-22 Omnibus Funding.

Get notified about requests for proposals (RFPs)

Want to be notified about future requests for proposals (RFPs) from Wisconsin Sea Grant? Subscribe to an RFP email list by sending a message to join-rfp_aqua@lists.wisc.edu. You do not need to add a subject line or write anything in the body of your email.

More information:

Actionable science

Archive of scientific publications

Policy on page charges and reprints

National Sea Grant Library