North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program is accepting proposals now through February 4, 2022.The program brings communities and researchers together to study high-priority environmental and economic issues in North Carolina. North Carolina Sea Grant strongly encourages proposals from applicants from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, as well as proposals that demonstrate how projects and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities. This includes encouraging proposals from researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions. New grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000 for projects that take place over one year. In 2021, the program funded projects including topics such as youth training regarding resilience, oysters, near-shore contaminants, shoreline erosion, sharks, wetlands and freshwater mussels.