The University of Guam Sea Grant requests proposals to fund research in Guam, CNMI, and the Freely Associated States for one-year projects. Projects should be directly relevant to the goals of the UOGSG Strategic Plan (2018-2021). Research projects within this region focused in one or both of two areas will be considered: 1) healthy coastal ecosystems; and 2) environmental literacy and workforce development. An estimated $102,000 will be available to support 3-4 research projects over a one-year funding period. Researchers may request between $10,000 to $40,000 in federal Sea Grant funds. Successful proposals will have a start date of February 1, 2020 and an end date of no later than January 31, 2021. Researchers at institutions of higher education and organizations or agencies that conduct research in Guam, CNMI and the Freely Associated States are eligible to respond to this RFP. The research conducted must demonstrate the benefits it provides Guam.
Deadline to submit proposals is Nov. 15, 2019.
We welcome inquiries from potential applicants! Below, please see the frequently asked questions, and our replies, that can apply to a cross-section of applicants.
“Approach” is a basic overview of the project’s execution, while “Methodology” is most closely aligned with those that one would find in a scientific paper (protocols, data analysis). For methodology, each step or action that one plans to take should be written in the proposal.
Either is fine, just be consistent.
In reading research RFPs, potential applicants may find that their projects do not appear to fit “perfectly” (at first glance) under the RFP’s purview. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the proposer to write a proposal in such a way that clarifies to reviewers why/how the project meets RFP objectives. People who regularly write applications develop that skill over time; proposals are not just great plans but also compelling and convincing writing! Additionally, sometimes proposals that do not get funded inform the RFP development in subsequent years, as they may demonstrate a need that the RFP developers did or could not originally envision.