Over the ALCoE award period, we will implement two grant programs. The first Request for Proposals (RFP 1) will fund up to 12 projects at $500,00 for three years. The second Request for Proposals (RFP 2) will fund up to 10 small projects for exploratory research at $100,000 each.
All proposals must focus on science, technology, and monitoring in the following disciplines from the RESTORE Act regulations (subpart H, section §34.704) shown below:
View proposal submission guidance from MS/AL SeaGrant and proposal templates for ALCoE RFPs here
RFP 1 seeks submissions from researchers at the MESC’s 23 member colleges, and universities who will serve as principal investigators of ALCoE-funded research.
This RFP calls for proposals that address disciplines 1, 2, 4 and 5 listed above. Priority will be given to proposals that investigate the effects of multiple anticipated stressors on the four selected areas as they relate to the northern Gulf Coast in the future, including various aspects of climate change, and have application for the wise stewardship of Alabama’s marine resources.
Proposals submitted in response to this RFP may request funding for up to 3 years. The total funds available for distribution through this RFP are currently approximately $4.5 million.
03/17/2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the incoming bad weather, the Full Proposal submission deadline has been EXTENDED until Monday, March 22 at 5pm (Central).
Please note, we found two discrepancies in the RFP regarding the due date for full proposals. Full proposals are due **March 19th, 2021 by 5:00pm CST**.
Click here for the updated RFP (updated 01/23/2021)
An informational webinar to review the RFP was held on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. If you were unable to attend, please click here to view.
Question related to the RFP were submitted to by Friday, Janurary 29th, 2021. You can view all question submitted on our Frequently Asked Questions page
Templates for Current and Pending Support and Proposal Budgets can be downloaded on our Grant Resources page.
RFP 2 is still under development with plans to release later in 2021. Check back for updates.
There are currently no funded projects.