2007 National Sea Grant Law Center Grants Program This request for proposals (RFP) is designed to attract proposals that address one or more of the following Sea Grant thematic areas: Aquaculture, Aquatic Invasive Species; Biotechnology; Coastal Communities and Economies; Coastal Natural Hazards; Ecosystem and Habitats; Fisheries; Marine Technology (Ocean Observing Systems, underwater vehicles, offshore structures, etc.); Seafood Science and Technology; and Urban Coasts (ports, harbors, waterways, etc.). The Law Center anticipates approximately $550,000 in Federal funding available for research and outreach projects in 2007. The recommended funding level for an individual project is approximately $50,000 - $75,000, including all facilities and administrative costs (F&A) - formerly called "indirect costs." Matching funds equal to one non-federal dollar for every two dollars (50 percent) of the federal funding must be provided. Multi-institutional/agency and interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged and may exceed the recommended funding level if the collaborative nature of the project clearly demonstrates justification for a higher funding level and the rationale is deemed appropriate. To be eligible to submit a full proposal a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required. The deadline for submitting the LOI is 5 p.m. Central Time on September 29, 2006. LOI should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Full proposals are due by 5 p.m. Central Time on December 1, 2006. Please contact Stephanie Showalter (firstname.lastname@example.org) on programmatic matters. Law Center Phone: (662) 915-7775 RFP in PDF format is attached.