Research Funding

Texas Sea Grant supports marine- and coastal-related research at universities across the state through a competitive grant program. It also supports regional research in collaboration with the other Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs. 

Research supported provides information of practical importance to Texans and meets the needs of our coastal communities. Funding priorities include: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resilient Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

Requests for proposals (RFPs) for state projects are issued every two years. 

To receive funding opportunity announcements directly, please send an email to with subject line “SUBSCRIBE.” A list of research projects funded by Texas Sea Grant since the program’s beginning in 1968 is available. Funded researchers can find assistance on reporting on the Texas Sea Grant award reporting page.