USC Sea Grant's "Urban Ocean" research program is intended to develop and sponsor projects directed at solving the particular problems associated with urbanization in and adjacent to the coastal zone. The aim of the program is the development of ideas, information and techniques that help those who manage the ocean, especially in California, but also nationwide.  We fund natural and social science research projects through our biannual call for proposals and through program development funding opportunities. We also fund graduate students through fellowship opportunities and Sea Grant traineeships. Please read below to learn more about these opportunities as well as funding available from the National Sea Grant Office.

USC Sea Grant Funding

USC Sea Grant's biannual request for proposals is currently open! RFPs are due by March 1, 2023, at 5 pm PT.  Click here for more info and to apply.  

Program Development Funding

Many times circumstances arise when needed research cannot be sponsored through the regular Sea Grant program cycle. When these circumstances arise for projects that are otherwise academically worthy and relevant to the Southern California program, Sea Grant management needs the flexibility to initiate action and funding as needed. With this flexibility, Sea Grant management can respond to community needs and plan future research projects more effectively. Learn more...

Student Fellowships

USC Sea Grant offers several opportunities for graduate students to gain experience in marine policy, including the Knauss Sea Grant Marine Policy Fellowship and Sea Grant Traineeship. Learn more...

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