eSeaGrant Instructions

Please use these instructions as a guide to fill out your proposal using eSeaGrant.

  • If you have never used eSeaGrant, you will need to create an account.
  • After registering, if you have not received a “welcome” email with login credentials, please contact California Sea Grant at  Once you login, you can change your password if you would like. To change your password, click on your name in the upper-right corner of the screen, and select “My Profile”.

To start a proposal, or revisit/edit an existing proposal, click on “Current Tasks” on the banner head.  Then click on “Add Proposal” under the selected opportunity.

In order to submit a proposal, you must work down the sequence of sections (“Start Here” through “Submission Preview”) listed on the left side of the proposal window.  

We recommend that eSeaGrant users access the system, review submission requirements within it, and start to upload necessary documents well in advance of the submission deadline.  This will give users the opportunity to obtain any necessary clarification or assistance before the deadline. You can continue to submit updates to your proposal up until the proposal deadline.  Each time you submit an application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your application is not considered submitted unless you recieve a confirmation e-mail. 

Since this is a relatively new system, we encourage you to start and complete your submission well in advance of the deadline. Last minute submissions run the risk of encountering problems that cannot be resolved in time. The submission deadline will not be extended.