Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant

A unique strength of North Carolina Sea Grant is our ability to test new ideas, augment ongoing research efforts, stimulate innovation and respond to short-range, critical needs. To do so, Sea Grant provides minigrants when we have available funds.

We support small projects costing less than $10,000, to allow scientists to gather samples and data when time is of the essence. The minigrant award may allow investigators to gather initial information or pilot test a whole new line of inquiry. Such early findings can subsequently spur major research and outreach efforts funded by other sources.


Minigrants are processed on a rolling basis, as they are received.

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Eligibility Requirements

University-affiliated applicants must have approval from their office of sponsored programs prior to submitting a minigrant proposal to N.C. Sea Grant.



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Environmental & Life Sciences