MBRACE has two peer-reviewed funding programs:

1. Core Research Program

MBRACE's first funding cycle, the Core Research Program, funded activities that cross discipline areas and include all four member universities (JSU, MSU, UM, USM). These two-year projects totaling $2.5 million were funded in Fall 2017 and focus on understanding oyster reefs and their sustainability. 

2. Competitive Grants Program

The Competitive Grants Program will allow investigators from at least two of the four main research universities in Mississippi to propose collaborative original research projects that address at least one of the five discipline areas. Details about this funding cycle are expected to be announced in 2018.