Wisconsin Sea Grant 2024-26 Omnibus Funding

Full proposal deadline is 3 p.m., CST, Friday, April 28, 2023

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, 2024. Proposals must be led by an investigator who is a faculty member or person with principal investigator status at their institution in the University of Wisconsin System, or other Wisconsin college or university. The application process involves two steps:

  1. Prospective investigators submit a preproposal by 3 p.m. CST, Friday, January 13, 2023, following these guidelines.
  2. Prospective investigators submit a full proposal by 3 p.m. CDT, Friday, April 28, 2023.

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 University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program). 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 13, 2023. You MUST submit a preproposal by this deadline to be eligible to submit a full proposal.
Full proposals: 3 p.m., CDT, Friday, April 28, 2023.


2024-26 Wisconsin Sea Grant Omnibus Competition Timeline

Nov. 4, 2022

RFP release

Nov. 18, 2022

Webinar for prospective PIs

Jan. 13, 2023

Preproposals Due

February 2023

Preproposal review panels convened

end of February 2023

PIs notified, full proposal guidelines released

March 2, 2023

Webinar for prospective PIs

April 28, 2023

Full proposals due

May and June 2023

Peer reviews conducted

July 2023

Technical review panels convened

August 2023

Advisory Council meeting

September/October 2023

Applicants notified of funding decisions

Feb. 1, 2024

2024-26 projects begin


Important links

Webinar for Preparing Your Full proposal
View the recording here