Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program

The Texas Sea Grant College Program's Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program aims to promote scientific excellence and achievement by providing small, two-year research grants to graduate students enrolled at one of five Texas A&M University institutions.

The grants provide research support to graduate students currently enrolled in master's or Ph.D. programs at Texas A&M University in College Station (TAMU), Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) or Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC), Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), or West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) whose marine- or coastal-related research in any field of study is relevant to Texas, though not necessarily based in Texas.

We invite proposals from all disciplines, including the natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering. Grants are based on merit and, in part, on the financial needs of the applicant.

Request for Proposals FY2021-2023

 The FY2021-2023 Competition is closed.



The Request for Proposals and the eSeaGrant Guideline Instructions may be found here:

Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program_RFP-FY2021-2023_and_eSeaGrant Guidelines


  • April 9, 2021: Call for proposals released and eSeaGrant online proposal system open to applicants
  • May 10, 2021: Proposals due to Texas Sea Grant via eSeaGrant 5:00 PM CDT - no exceptions
  • June 14, 2021: Applicants notified
  • July 1, 2021: Grant initiation
  • May 1, 2022: Annual Progress Report due via eSeaGrant by 5:00 PM CDT
  • May 1, 2023: Final Project Report and Thesis due via eSeaGrant by 5:00 PM CDT

Submission Process

The student should print and read the Request for Proposals (RFP) document linked above. It is recommended for the student to have their faculty advisor review the application prior to submission. Failure to adhere to the proposal content guidelines may result in disqualification of the application from further technical review.

Applications must be submitted online via the eSeaGrant proposal system. The eSeaGrant proposal system submission guidelines document is contained within the same RFP document linked above. Students will receive a confirmation email from the eSeaGrant proposal system. Instructions on how to register and start an application on eSeaGrant are summarized below. Please access, print and read this eSeaGrant User Guidelines and Instruction document to guide you through the process.


Mia Zwolinski

For More Information:

Mia Zwolinski

Assistant Director, Research and Fiscal Administration

(979) 458-0449