NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has opened an office dedicated to applying for grants to support academic research.
The academy in New London says it has relied on non-appropriated federal funds to support projects. It says the number of research projects involving cadets has been limited because of administrative burdens in applying for and handling the money.
The goal of the office is to seek new sources for grants supporting academic research.
The academy says it's the first of the U.S. service academies to establish such an office. Financial assistance for the initiative came from the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.