Pacific Islands Indigenous Science Competition
Full Proposal due: October 20, 2023 5:00 PM (HST) submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Templates and Documents
Proposals are requested for the 2023 University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) Pacific Islands Indigenous Science Competition. This is a pilot funding opportunity with the intention of eventually building Pacific Islands Indigenous Science funding into a regular bi-annual opportunity.
Many funding opportunities exist to support research initiatives that integrate Indigenous knowledge and Western science. A majority of these efforts are led by academic institutions that engage Indigenous communities in varying degrees of participation ranging from consultation to equitable co-production (David-Chavez 2018, Bohensky and Maru 2011). Knowledge production in these contexts attempts to integrate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into existing Western research frameworks (Daniel 2019, Nadasdy 1999). While recognizing the value of partnership across Western and Indigenous sciences, this funding opportunity seeks to shift the focus and center Indigenous methodologies, protocols, and values in research.
With this intention in mind, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will support between 2 and 4 projects, each in the $10,000 to $25,000 range, for a funding term of one year.
Support for proposal submission
To support applicants through the proposal submission process, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will provide a number of services including:
- Informational Webinars on the RFP will be held via Zoom. Registration linked below.
- Workshops will offer support with proposal development in a group setting via Zoom. Topics may include designing a budget, identifying match, and drafting project objectives/outputs. Registration linked below.
- Office Hours will be available to answer questions and provide additional support to applicants in-person or via Zoom. During office hours, staff from Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will work one-on-one with applicants. To schedule one-on-one office hours email email@example.com
Attendance is not a requirement of the application process. Informational Webinars will be recorded and posted here.
Biennial Research Competition
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 interested parties via Hawai‘i Sea Grant extension, education, and communications activities in Hawai‘i and via the national network.
The 2024–2026 program (CLOSED)
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, 2024 and ends January 31, 2026.
Funding requests may not exceed $50,000/year inclusive of indirect costs. Graduate Fellows are funded separately from the research award and bring an additional value of $41,982/year to selected projects. Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will hold an informational webinar, on December 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm HST, to share information about the RFP and answer questions. The webinar will be recorded for those that can not participate in real time. Please register HERE.
Proposal Templates and Documents