Funding opportunity for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Graduate Student and Faculty Scholars

IISG Mission

One of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant’s (IISG) long-term goals is to help build a community of researchers and outreach professionals focused on critically important Lake Michigan issues. The IISG Scholars programs are designed to help build this community by introducing researchers to the issues and the stakeholders affected by them. In addition, the programs are intended to help graduate student scholars further the impact of their research, and faculty scholars develop innovative, fundable proposals for future work in the region. Past scholar projects can be reviewed at

The 2022 IISG Scholars competition is now open for Graduate Students and Faculty.

Awards are issued for one year and activities should be completed during that year. IISG expects to support 5–7 Graduate Student Scholars and 3–4 Faculty Scholars in 2022. The full Request for Applications, including award amounts and application requirements, can be found at

Applicants for both opportunities (graduate students or faculty) should submit materials via by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 18, 2022. Applications should be submitted to the “IL-IN SG 2022 Scholars Competition”. Late applications will not be accepted unless the applicant has contacted IISG staff before the deadline to make them aware of potential issues, (e.g., computer, power, or internet issues).

Office hours, where potential applicants can ask questions about the technical aspects of their applications, will be held Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., both Eastern time, throughout the month of February. Connection information can be requested by emailing Research Coordinator Carolyn Foley at In addition, recordings outlining the technical aspects of applications, e.g., budget and forms preparation, will be posted to by February 16, 2022.

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