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Multi-Disciplinary Research Funding – Long Island Sound

Organization: Sea Grant programs of New York and Connecticut

Job Title: LISS Research Grant Program

Location: Long Island Sound

Hours and Compensation: The maximum amount of funding available per project is $200,000 per year

and this must include all direct plus indirect costs.

Position Dates:  Funding period of March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2015

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 8, 2012

Posted On: April 12, 2012

Organization Overview

Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) announce the Long Island
Sound Study (LISS) extra-mural research program. The intent of this program is to fund
research that will support the management of Long Island Sound (LIS) and its resources. The
LISS is a regional, community-based partnership to protect and restore LIS. Information on
the LISS can be obtained at NOTE that the emphasis,
approach, and funding levels for this cycle of the LISS Research Grant Program differ from
prior years. Respondents are urged to read the RFP carefully.


There is a strong need for integration and synthesis of our understanding of coastal and
estuarine systems to better support ecosystem-based management. Locally, this need is
driven by increased amounts of data and information about LIS, and the complexity of new
and enduring challenges such as climate change, invasive species, coastal and watershed
development, emerging contaminants, fisheries management, and nutrient pollution. There is
also a demand that science be understood and applied more effectively to address these
challenges efficiently in a world of limited public resources.

As a result, the purpose of this RFP is to support multi-disciplinary research that can
provide explanations, models, or tools to understand and forecast the response of LIS to
anthropogenic stressors and to address management measures intended to prevent, reduce,
or mitigate these anthropogenic stressors. Various methods can be used, but four are listed
here (Kemp and Boynton, 2012) as examples of how multi-disciplinary topics might be


The Topic Areas to be supported in this funding cycle, and to which these methods of
integration and synthesis should be directed to focus a multi-disciplinary approach, are listed
below (in no particular order):

I. Water Quality Impairments

II. Habitat Protection and Restoration to Support Living Marine Resources


Proposals from the following eligible categories will be considered for funding:
A. Faculty at universities and colleges,
B. Researchers at not-for-profit institutions,
C. Researchers who are personnel of state or local agencies, and
D. Researchers at for-profit institutions or companies.
Eligibility is not limited to individuals from New York and Connecticut. However, the
primary professional base of the lead investigator must be in the United States. U.S. citizens
located in other countries are not eligible. Federal employees and institutions are not eligible
to receive compensation, equipment, or budgeted items of any sort, but they may be involved
with the project. Students and NYSG and CTSG staff cannot have Principal Investigator, co-
PI, or Associate Investigator status.

How to Apply

Preliminary proposals are invited for the funding period of March 1, 2013 to February 28,
2015. Any investigator seeking support for this period (or portion thereof) must submit a
preliminary proposal via NYSG’s electronic submission web site
for receipt by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 8, 2012. Hard copy, email, and fax submissions will
NOT be accepted.

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