For Funded Researchers

Congratulations on receiving a grant or fellowship through Virginia Sea Grant! As a funding recipient, you have additional opportunities and are responsible to abide by a number of guidelines and requirements to ensure the continuation of your grant.

Reporting: Progress Reports and Final Reports are extremely important for describing the impacts, accomplishments, products, and outreach that were accomplished during the life of a project. All funded projects must submit reports according to their assigned schedule. Reports are submitted via VASG's eSeaGrant system. Existing grantees should use their email login generated by the system. Please use the forgot password link to retrieve a new password, as we do not have access to passwords.

Attributions: Sea Grant-funded (or supported) projects require attribution and funding acknowledgment. See information below including downloadable logos and guidance for attributions and disclaimers regarding funding from Sea Grant.

Publication notification and reprints: Please notify us when Sea Grant-funded (or partially Sea Grant-funded) work will be published. Please include full citation and send us a pdf of the publication when it is available. Contact VASG Communications for further information.

Resources for Awardees

For guidance and related information on Virginia Sea Grant’s Graduate Research Fellowship, refer to the documents included below.

  • Tips and Guidance for Successful Fellow-Mentor Relationships
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Expectations
  • Policies & Procedures for Budget Changes
  • Title IX & Fellowships
  • Personal Information Use Policy
  • For more information on managing your project, please contact Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator, at or 804-684-7436.

    Reporting and Guidance

    Principal investigators are required to provide Virginia Sea Grant with progress, completion, and post-completion project reports, which are used in program management at the state, and national levels. These reports are used to evaluate the progress and accomplishments of Virginia Sea Grant’s project, and to meet the national reporting requirements of the National Sea Grant Program Office.

    Report templates and instructions are provided to the principal investigator in advance of the due dates. National Sea Grant reporting requirements can change annually, and those changes will be reflected in the Virginia Sea Grant reporting guidance, and on the Virginia eSeaGrant reporting system.

    Visit Virginia’s eSeaGrant Reporting System

    Attribution to Virginia Sea Grant

    Acknowledging VASGs support is important to let the scientific community and other key audiences know that the research we fund is producing results.

    We request that you make these attributions by referring to us in publications and by reproducing VASG's logo, using the following guidance.

    Attribution Statement/Disclaimer for Publications

    Please replace the bracketed items with the appropriate information.

  • Papers in scientific, technical, or professional journals, include in the acknowledgment section for submitted manuscripts:

    “[Recipient Name] received support from Virginia Sea Grant under award [number] from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.”

  • All other publications (including websites), include the following disclaimer:

    "This [report/video] was prepared by [recipient name] with support from Virginia Sea Grant under award [number] from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Department of Commerce."