Health & Environment

Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.4 Million In Research Funding

The grants support research in natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering that can positively impact Texas and its citizens.
By Sara Carney, Texas Sea Grant Communications February 26, 2020

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The Texas Sea Grant awarded funding totaling $1.4 million for two-year research projects.

Texas Sea Grant

The Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University has awarded five new research grants totaling $1.4 million for two-year research projects. The grants will fund research at universities around the state to support coastal and marine ecosystems, communities and economies.

Through partnerships with the State of Texas and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas Sea Grant conducts a competitive research grant program every two years that draws on the expertise of the state’s top scientists. Funded projects are selected using a competitive and rigorous peer-review process that considers the project’s potential to produce substantial and beneficial impacts to society and its ability to integrate research and extension efforts.

Projects must also align with Texas Sea Grant’s strategic plan and four focus areas: Resilient Communities and Economies, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education and Workforce Development.

Awards for the 2020-22 period are:

“These new research grants will support outcome-oriented research that span the natural, physical, social, behavioral and economic sciences and engineering while generating substantial positive impacts for the people, economy and ecosystems of Texas,” said Texas Sea Grant Director Pamela T. Plotkin.

Media contact: Sara Carney, 979-458-8442,

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