Wisconsin Sea Grant 2020-22 Omnibus Funding

Proposal deadline is 3 p.m., CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019

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, 2020. The process involves two steps:

  1. Prospective investigators submit a preproposal by 3 p.m. CST, Friday, January 11, 2019. See Guidelines for Preproposals in the Request for Proposals.
  2. Prospective investigators submit a full proposal by 3 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019.

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 eDrop, a Web-based proposal submission site hosted by the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (administrative home of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute). Prior to entering your preproposal in eDrop you need to fill in a Microsoft Word-based preproposal template and CV template. Those templates and full instructions on submitting a preproposal are available now by clicking on the links below.


Application deadlines

Preproposals: 3 p.m., CST, Friday, January 11, 2019. You MUST submit a preproposal by this deadline to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals: 3 p.m., CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019.

2020-22 Wisconsin Sea Grant Omnibus Competition Timeline
Nov. 1, 2018 RFP release
Nov. 15, 2018 Webinar for prospective PIs
Jan. 11, 2019 Preproposals Due
late January – February 2019 Preproposal review panels convened
end of February 2019 PIs notified, full proposal guidelines released
March 11, 2019 Webinar for prospective PIs
April 26, 2019 Full proposals due
May and June 2019 Peer reviews conducted
July 2019 Technical review panels convened
August 2019 Advisory Council meeting
October 2019 Applicants notified of funding decisions
Feb. 1, 2020 2020-22 projects begin


Important links





Webinar for Preparing Your Full proposal

View the recording here