Proposals due April 14 for Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program

March 23, 2017

By Tiffany Evans

College Station – The Texas Sea Grant College Program’s Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program is taking grant proposals through April 14 from graduate students at three Texas A&M University campuses.

The program’s goal is to promote scientific excellence and achievement by providing small grants in support of their research to students enrolled in master’s or Ph.D. programs at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi whose marine- or coastal-related research in any field of study is relevant to Texas, though not necessarily based in Texas.

Proposals are welcome from all disciplines, including the natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering. Grants are based on merit and, in part, on financial need. Proposals are due April 14 by 4 p.m., and only one proposal per applicant will be accepted.

Each proposal is evaluated on the intellectual merit of the proposed research, broader impacts of the proposed research and letters of reference.

Students may request up to $2,000 in funds. Funds can only be used for expenses directly related to the student’s graduate research such as fieldwork expenses, laboratory analysis and purchase of testing materials. Since 2013, Texas Sea Grant has awarded more than $148,000 to support 78 graduate research projects.

For questions about the grant application process, please contact Mia Zwolinski, Texas Sea Grant Research Coordinator, at or 979-458-0449, or visit


Texas Sea Grant is a unique partnership that unites the resources of the federal government, the State of Texas and universities across the state to create knowledge, tools, products and services that benefit the economy, the environment and the citizens of Texas. It is administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is one of 33 university-based Sea Grant Programs around the country. Texas Sea Grant is a non-academic research center in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. The program’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources.