Coastal Fund now accepting proposals

by Graduate Division Staff
Monday, January 11, 2021 8:00 AM

Coastal Fund's mission statement is to provide funds to preserve, protect, and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the shoreline of the University of California, Santa Barbara through preservation, education, open access, research, and restoration. The Coastal Fund is bound by its mission statement and seeks to fund projects that align with its core tenets to protect the local coastal environment. Applicants should demonstrate a strong connection between their project and the Coastal Fund mission statement.

The Coastal Fund has three funding cycles (Fall, Winter, Spring) each year for both major and minor funding applications. Applications are due electronically to by midnight on the stated deadline.

Winter deadlines
Major Application due date: January 15, 2021
Minor Application due date: February 19, 2021

Coastal Fund grant applications must be submitted in connection with a UCSB affiliated department, registered nonprofit, or government agency. Unaffiliated individuals cannot apply for funding. 

While Coastal Fund does not set a limit on the amount of funding an applicant may request, applicants should note that they typically allocate $150,000 amongst 15-25 projects each quarter. Two separate applications have been developed based upon the amount requested, with minor funding available for proposals under $1,000 and major funding available for proposals over $1,000.

For more information on application deadlines, specific requirements and
downloadable application forms, please feel free to check out the Coastal
Fund website or send an email.