New York Sea Grant to Invest over $1.5 Million for Research Proposals
Research - Press Release

Graduate student Tyler Abruzzo and research technician Josh Zacharias picking through a heavily-vegetated trawl during a field sample. Credit: Michael Frisk.

Kathy Bunting-Howarth, Interim Director, New York Sea Grant, E:, P: 607-255-2832

Lane Smith, Research Program Coordinator, NYSG, E:, P: 631-632-9780                  

STONY BROOK, NY, January 7, 2019 - New York Sea Grant is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for research projects to help improve understanding and management of New York’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Projects will be funded from February 1, 2020 to January 31, 2022.

Over $1.5 million will be allocated towards research projects that specifically address portions of NYSG’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2021. This could include studies that address:

(a) Healthy coastal ecosystems (eg., water quality, habitat restoration/protection/enhancement and/or related threats, such as climate change, aquatic invasive species, harmful algal blooms or plastics/microplastics);

(b) Sustainable New York fisheries, aquaculture and seafood businesses;

(c) Resilient communities and economies.

NYSG supports research on marine, Hudson River estuary, and Great Lakes (and Great Rivers—Niagara and St. Lawrence) topics and issues.

Research in many disciplines, including biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, engineering, social science and others, will be appropriate.

Proposals receive extensive peer review to ensure funded projects are of high scientific caliber and are relevant to stakeholders.

Pre-proposal submissions are due by 4:30 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019.

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More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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