To foster coastal community and economic development through the application of research, technologies, new business concepts, or novel applications of existing products or services. Applications can offer research, pilot studies, concept development proposals, business plans or novel ways for engaging communities or industry groups.  Proposals must have a clear connection to marine related activities and functions.  Projects that link to the vision, goals, and development of OSU’s Marine Studies Campus will be given special consideration.


One $16,000 grant to be awarded winter term in alternate years


All Oregon State University faculty with the rank of instructor and above are eligible. Funding may include faculty salary, student support (salary only), supplies and equipment, and field work.  Travel to conferences and meetings will not be supported.  Award recipient will be expected to develop a final report or business plan and present the plan at a meeting with community groups, business organizations, angel investors, or venture capitalists. 


 Faculty must submit:

  • Application cover letter
  • Two page project description including project importance, objectives, approach, and potential economic and community benefits. The proposal must address how the project will advance application of coastal marine research to community and/or economic development.
  • Required budget (maximum $16,000)
  • Resume, not to exceed two pages.


November 7, 2014 

Apply to:

Debbie Delmore
Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2140
Tel: 541-737-8390


Dr. Rich Holdren, Associate VP for Research

Oregon State University

A312 Kerr Administration, Corvallis,OR 97331-2140       

Tel: 541-737-8390 

Email:  rich.holdren@oregonstate.edu

Gil Sylvia, Director, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center            

2030 Marine Science Drive

Newport, OR  97365

Tel: 541-867-0284

Fax: 541-867-0345

Email: gil.sylvia@oregonstate.edu


Application Guidance:

Applications must be submitted as a complete package by the deadline. Electronic submission, as a single PDF file by email will also be accepted. NOTE: Instructions for applications must be followed exactly or the application will not be considered.

The criteria by which applicants will be evaluated include: 1) quality and clarity of proposal; 2) feasibility in relation to time and budget; and, 3) potential of project or business plan to attract investment and support economic and community development.


Reporting Requirements:

Recipients are required to submit a final report and/or business plan within one month of the ending date of the project.

The final report should contain the following points:

  • Header: including PI, title of project and award information
  • How and/or on what were the award funds expended?
  • Major accomplishments of funded work (refer to the original objectives and if objectives were not achieved explain why)
  • Additional efforts made possible by this award
  • Submit final report/business plan to Debbie Delmore, Research Office at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu.