NC Sea Grant /WRRI/ NC Space Grant Community Collaborative Research Grant Program



The NC Sea Grant (NCSG) Community Collaborative Research Grant (CCRG) program seeks to address priority coastal issues in the state by strategically linking local ecological knowledge sources with academic experts in the field. The 2023 RFP continued the joint Sea Grant-Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) model, which allows the RFP to have statewide coverage and include both interior freshwater priorities as well as coastal ones.

The RFP was distributed through Coastwatch magazine, NCSG and WRRI press releases, NC university research offices, multiple program research and education listservs, NCSG advisory board members, WRRI advisory board members, multiple websites, social media and other stakeholder communication avenues and encouraged work focused on rural areas of North Carolina. Projects awarded for FY 2022-23 include the following: