The North Carolina Sea Grant (NC Sea Grant) — in partnership with the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) and the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science (KIETS) — is pleased to announce Community Collaborative Research Grant (CCRG) Program.
Donor Name: North Carolina Sea Grant
State: North Carolina
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $5,000 – $25,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
CCRG projects use a collaborative research approach that couples the knowledge of community stakeholders with scientific experts to address urgent coastal issues that align with the missions and strategic plans of Sea Grant, WRRI, and KIETS — with an added emphasis this funding cycle on strategies and solutions for human health challenges caused by the changing climate.
Proposals also should align with North Carolina Sea Grant and WRRI’s vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility. CCRG strongly encourages proposals from people in traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, including rural areas of North Carolina, as well as proposals that demonstrate how projects and related outreach will benefit those communities.
Recognizing that some student, faculty, and community partners have historically been underserved and under-targeted with research opportunities, and often are underrepresented in the sciences, they encourage submissions by and/or collaborations with African American, Hispanic, and Native American partners; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); and/or Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
- Awards will range between $5,000 and $25,000, with an estimated two to 10 awards per year, depending on the availability of funds and quality of proposals.
- Investigators may only propose one-year (12 months maximum) projects with a planned April 1, 2023 start date.
- Proposals must significantly involve North Carolina local knowledge experts who are involved with or are knowledgeable of the coastal and/or water resource issues the project will address.
- Proposals also must include concise project objectives or research questions. Monitoring only projects and workshop projects are not eligible for funding under this call.
- A two-person team with one scientific expert and one local knowledge expert must lead each project. These roles may include faculty from North Carolina-based institutions of higher learning (e.g., colleges, universities, or community colleges), staff from local and/or state governmental entities in North Carolina, staff at non-government organizations based in N.C. offices, N.C. business owners, and private N.C. residents. Additional team members may contribute as other participants.
- Federal government and Sea Grant/WRRI employees are not eligible to receive funding, but may participate as unfunded collaborators. Liability insurance coverage is required to receive funding.
For more information, visit Community Collaborative Research Grants.