Hawai‘i Sea Grant supports a multidisciplinary, integrated program of applied research, outreach, and education addressing marine and coastal issues of public concern. Information generated by Hawai‘i Sea Grant-funded research reaches stakeholders via Hawai‘i Sea Grant extension, education, and communications activities in Hawai‘i and via the national network.  Coastal and marine science education programs are supported at all levels.

The 2018 – 2020 program
Faculty from universities and colleges; state, local and regional governments and organizations; and individuals in Hawai‘i and US Pacific territories are encouraged to apply.
Funding begins February 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2020.

An average award is $35,000/year inclusive of indirect costs. Graduate trainees are funded separately; please see additional information below (Graduate Trainee Requests). University of Hawai‘i established indirect cost rates will be applied to all grants awarded (see Proposals that integrate physical and natural sciences with social sciences toward addressing issues that are relevant to living sustainably along coasts and that engage in graduate student training will be
especially encouraged.

This is not suggesting that a multidisciplinary approach is sufficient in and of itself, rather, to solve the challenges we face, we must conduct research that engages many disciplines (multi-disciplinary), integrates the physical, natural and social sciences (transdisciplinary) and analyzes, synthesizes and harmonizes links between disciplines into a coordinated and coherent whole (inter-disciplinary). Proposers seeking to submit “multi-investigator” proposals are encouraged to discuss pre-proposal ideas with the Hawai‘i Sea Grant program leader and director.