Sea Grant programs in Oregon, Washington and California are inviting regional research proposals that address topics of social science and human dimensions related to Sea Grant’s national goals for
- Healthy coasts and oceans
- Safe and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
- Resilient coastal communities and economies
- Environmental literacy and workforce development.
The hope is to attract a wide range of social scientists – economists, anthropologists, geographers, community planners, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists, learning scientists, historians, communications and decision scientists – to explore some important aspect of human interaction within coastal and marine ecosystems.
Oregon Sea Grant, Washington Sea Grant, California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant have pooled their resources to commit a total of $700,000 (subject to available funds) to support between two and four regional projects for 2014-2016. Projects must be regional in scope and research teams must be made up of investigators from at least two institutions of higher education within the three-state region.
Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process. The deadline for pre-proposal applications – which must be made through California Sea Grant – is 11:59 pm PDT, April 1, 2013.
For full information, and to learn how to submit preproposals, visit the California Sea Grant Website.