Match Request for California Sea Grant 2022 Graduate Research Fellowships
Pre-proposal deadline: 5:00 p.m. PST on March 9, 2021
Full proposal deadline: 5:00 p.m. PST on June 8, 2021, via eSeaGrant​. 
Only applicants who have submitted a pre-proposal may submit a full proposal. 

California Sea Grant (CASG) is offering Graduate Research Fellowships for the 2022 - 2024 academic years. Contingent upon available federal funding, each fellowship provides an award of up to $40,000 per year; CASG anticipates funding 10 fellowships. Applicants must be full-time Masters and Ph.D. students at any California academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to California. CASG’s Request for Applications focuses on proposals that respond to and target objectives specific to the Healthy Coastal Ecosystems (HCE), Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies (RCCE), and Sustainable Fisheries an​d Aquaculture (SFA) focus areas of their strategic plan (*please note that at this time CASG will not be accepting projects related to aquaculture). The start date for the fellowships is February 1, 2022.

Applicants are required to provide 25% in matching funds from non-federal sources. To facilitate CSU applications, COAST will commit up to $5,000* per applicant (or 25% of the required match, whichever is smaller).  While the COAST contribution will likely not provide all of your required match, we hope this support will enable more students to apply. Additional match may be secured through the commitment of the research mentor’s time, campus provision of facilities and/or equipment, or student volunteer time. Please note, these are examples and the actual types of match you may use are dependent on your situation and campus. 

Process for requesting matching funds from COAST

CASG has a two-phase application process consisting of the submission of pre-proposals followed by full proposals. Pre-proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. PST on March 9, 2021. Full proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. PST on June 8, 2021. You must submit a pre-proposal in order to be invited to submit a full proposal. 

Within 24 hours of the submission of your pre-proposal to CASG (or by 5:00 pm PST, March 10, 2020), submit the following two documents as a single PDF file to csucoast@csumb.edu

- CASG Pre-proposal: submit a copy of the pre-proposal submitted to CASG. 
- Request for Match Support​​: complete and submit the Request form.

CASG will provide feedback on pre-proposals to applicants by the end of April 2021. Please notify COAST of your decision to submit a full proposal by May 3, 2021.​

For applicants who decide to submit a full proposal, COAST will provide a letter of commitment to the relevant campus pre-award office. Further information regarding COAST match will be provided after March 9.