Resources for Researchers
From this page, you can download forms and information you may need for your research reports or for submitting proposals. All forms are Microsoft Word, Excel, or PDF documents, unless otherwise noted. If you need these forms in a different format, please contact Valerie Brady, research coordinator. Return completed forms as e-mail attachments to email@example.com.
No-Cost Extension Request [DOC]
Use this NEW form to request a no-cost extension on a research or outreach project.
Student Hiring Form [DOC]
Please fill out this form for each student working on a Sea Grant-sponsored project. Minnesota Sea Grant uses this information to demonstrate to NOAA, external reviewers, and other interested parties the educational value and benefit for students of Sea Grant funding.
Manuscript Publication Information [DOC]
Sea Grant will cover page charges and reprint costs for manuscripts resulting from Sea Grant-sponsored research, provided we are acknowledged properly in the published work. Please refer to this document for the appropriate wording to be included in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript and follow the instructions for ordering journal reprints.
Development Fund Request
Development funds are typically used for start-up, early career, or exploratory research to collect preliminary data prior to a full proposal. Requests are typically for $4,000 to $10,000, and are granted for 6-12 months. To request such funding, send a 3-5 page mini-proposal to Valerie Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes enough background, methods, and budget detail that the project's value and scientific merit can be judged. Please also send a 1-pg Curriculum Vitae for the Principal Investigator.
Research Project Annual Report Form [DOC]
Fill out and submit this form when requested by Sea Grant each spring. Reports are typically due in mid-May each year that your project is active.
Research Project Completion Report Form [DOC]
Fill out and submit this form at the end of your Sea Grant-sponsored research project. Completion reports are due within 3 months of the project completion date.
Research Project Data Management Completion Report [DOC]
Please fill out this form and submit it along with your completion report. All Sea Grant-funded projects are now required to report on their data management and data archiving plans.
Outreach Project Completion Report Form [DOC]
Fill out and submit this form at the end of your Sea Grant or NOAA-sponsored outreach project. Completion reports are due within 3 months of the project completion date.
Proposal Forms (alternative formats available on request)
Sample Budget Form 90-4 [XLS, updated 2/27/17]
An example budget form.
Vita Form [DOC, updated 2/27/17]
Use this standard vita form to create a one-page vita for each PI on a Sea Grant proposal.
Budget FAQs [DOC, updated 2/27/17]
Frequently Asked Questions about proposal budgets.
Blank Activity Schedule Form [XLS, updated 2/27/17]
Use this standard form to create an activity schedule for your proposal.
Sample Activity Schedule Form [XLS, updated 2/27/17]
Use this sample form to create an activity schedule for your proposal.
Data Management Form [DOC, updated 2/27/17]
Use this form to explain your data management plan to assure the quality and accuracy of your data, keep it safe and backed up during the project, and make it available to the public and other researchers within 2 years after the end of your project.
Minnesota Sea Grant Logos
Please acknowledge the support of Minnesota Sea Grant on posters and presentations by using our official logos.