Sea Grant anticipates $1,500,000 will be available to support Sea Grant-led aquaculture projects to catalyze work in a range of topics or geographies. This competition will fund diverse, and at times, high-risk, developmental projects that will envision, explore and advance aquaculture opportunities where a minimal foundation currently exists. Projects may focus on diverse topics (e.g. adapting to environmental change; innovative species, technologies, or locations; community engagement; or traditional/ indigenous practices) and/or geographies (e.g. region of the country; state vs. federal waters; tropical; Great Lakes or cold-water) that are innovative, under-explored or would otherwise benefit from a focused developmental effort. Proposals should bring experts together in projects to identify needs and gaps in the target area. These projects may support tool development, workshops, education, outreach, business planning, and/or trainings addressing geographic or topical aquaculture issues. Potential topics include those which have been identified in Sea Grant’s national focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA), the Sea Grant Network 10-year Aquaculture Vision, and in other NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.
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: March 26, 2019
Full proposals: April 24, 2019
Please direct questions about this federal funding opportunity to firstname.lastname@example.org.