Sea Grant anticipates at least $9,000,000 will be available to support the establishment of collaborative programs to build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners to advance aquaculture in areas where a foundation of knowledge and activity currently exists but where significant barriers to sustainable domestic marine and Great Lakes aquaculture remain. These collaborative programs will serve as geographic or topic-based hubs for fully integrated, transdisciplinary research, outreach, and education that will provide broad, non-proprietary support and investment for building and/or enhancing an aquaculture industry. These investments should be consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network 10-year Aquaculture Vision and in support of NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals. Proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant Program, include industry partners and be for up to three years in duration. It is Sea Grant’s intent (pending appropriations) that successful collaborative programs will be eligible to compete for additional future funding to address priority gaps and emerging challenges identified through the collaborative programs in support of industry and societal needs.
The National Sea Grant Office hosted an informational webinar about this and two other aquaculture-related funding opportunities on Monday, March 4 at 3 pm Eastern. View the presentation slides and the questions and answers log from the webinar.
Letters of intent: April 15, 2019
Full proposals: May 15, 2019
Please direct questions about this federal funding opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org.