The Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program

LISS and Sea Grant Programs Seek Proposals for Research Grant Program

On January 29, 2024 the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant Programs announced a request for preliminary proposals for the Long Island Sound Study Research Grant Program. Researchers have a deadline of April 8, 2024 to submit the RFP. The awards are expected to be announced in October. Projects will be conducted in 2025-2026. Visit the CT Sea Grant website for information.


Scientific research provides a key to better understanding and more effectively managing Long Island Sound. Recognizing the important role that research plays in decision-making, the EPA Long Island Sound Office, Connecticut Sea Grant (CTSG), and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) developed a cooperative program to fund research in support of the Long Island Sound Study. Initiated in 2000, the Long Island Sound Research Grant Program awards funds to researchers whose work helps meet the needs of decision-makers to improve the management of Long Island Sound.

UConn Marine Scientist Penny Vlahos, center, collecting water quality data onboard a university research vessel Vlahos is part of the Long Island Sound Respire Program, a UConn research team that is investigating the respiration process at 10 locations in the Sound to better understand how oxygen is used by aquatic life. The project was funded in 2019 through the LISS Research Grant Program. Photo credit: CT Sea Grant.

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