Competition for sea scallop research support is now open under a program unique to Northeast fishery management—the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. EDT October 1, 2018.
High priorities for this year are projects that focus on resource surveys conducted from sea scallop fishing vessels and work to better understand variability in dredge gear performance during both fishing and resource survey operations. The competition is also open to proposals that address the effects of offshore energy development on the stock, fishery bycatch reduction, sea turtle research, factors affecting sea scallop meat quality, and factors affecting sea scallop biology and stock productivity.
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofits, commercial organizations, individuals, state, local, and Native American tribal governments. Federal agencies and institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice. Additionally, employees of any Federal agency or Regional Fishery Management (RFM) Council, including Council members, are ineligible to submit an application under this program. 2. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the RSA program. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges, and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions. 3. DOC/NOAA encourages applications from members of the fishing community and applications that involve fishing community cooperation and participation.
How to Apply
Go to grants.gov and follow the directions.
When to Apply
Deadline for Proposals: 5 PM EDT October 1, 2018