Your proposal should use the outline below. All components are required.
Cover sheet: Title, Project Leader and key personnel, Institutional affiliations and contact information including email address, Requested amount and project start date and duration.
Proposal narrative, 1-page: Include:
- Brief background, including the problem or opportunity that is to be addressed
- Objective(s) and approach(es)
- Impact of this project
- Timeline and deliverable(s)
Proposal budget, 1-page: Please note there are no indirect costs. Tuition and permanent equipment are not eligible.
- Budget categories:
o Personnel salary or wages and benefits: These cost categories are discouraged. If requested, make sure to justify the need specific to the project.
o Supplies and services: give a total and explain in a brief budget justification
o Other allowable costs include, but not limited to: Participant support, stipends and honoraria, publication costs, services, and other costs not included above. Explain in budget justification.
o Total requested, not to exceed $5,000
- Justification: Provide brief narrative how the requested funds within each category will be used.
Key Personnel, 1-page: Briefly explain specific roles and qualifications of the project leader and other significant contributors to your project
Review Criteria and Process: Proposals will be reviewed by the Marine Studies Initiative leadership team and evaluated based on the proposed activities and the proposal team’s ability to advance the mission of the Marine Studies Initiative. Priority will be given to projects that emphasize educational coastal experiences, the human dimensions of the ocean and coasts, and inclusive excellence in marine-related programs. Lower priority will be given to projects previously funded.
Award notification and payments: Award applicants should expect to be notified early December, 2022, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2023. If awarded, the MSI Office will coordinate with the project leader to determine mechanism of funds distribution.