Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) offers a range of funding opportunities for researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. We support sound scientific research that is consistent with Virginia Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan to benefit the Commonwealth.

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Regional Research Competitions

To address broader regional priorities, Virginia Sea Grant periodically partners with other Sea Grant programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to bring together innovative research teams with high levels of integration, those who demonstrate synergistic benefits, and mechanisms for transferring knowledge to end-users.

Please check back in the future for available funding opportunities.

National Competitions

The National Sea Grant College Program has established a series of National Strategic Investments (NSIs) that complement the strategic objectives of the state Sea Grant programs. NSIs have a national focus, and are intended to enhance Sea Grant's network-wide capabilities (research and development, education, extension, and outreach) to respond to high priority issues and opportunities. Projects are generally selected through annual national competitions.

Please check back for available funding opportunities. All Federal Funding Opportunities (FFO) for all grants, and fellowships supported by the National Sea Grant College Program can be found through the searchable database at

Program Development Awards

VASG has a small amount of discretionary funding available to respond to immediate and emerging needs, launch initiatives to address opportunities, or otherwise support mission-relevant activities that are important to VASG.

For more information on VASG’s Program Development Funding, please contact Sam Lake, Virginia Sea Grant Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator, at or (804) 684-7436.

Managing your Award

Virginia Sea Grant provides guidelines for managing funded projects.

For guidance documents related to fellowship and funding opportunities, please navigate to those opportunities on Virginia Sea Grant’s website. Can we say something like: For an example please visit this page…

For more information on managing your project, please contact Sam Lake, Virginia Sea Grant Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator, at or (804) 684-7436.

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Guidance and Reporting

Principle investigators are required to provide VASG 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 VASG reporting guidance, and on the Virginia eSeaGrant reporting system.

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End Users


Proposal Reviewers

Principal Investigators