The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office’s Fisheries Research Program targets better understanding of fisheries status, trends, and ecosystem value to inform ecosystem-based management of Chesapeake Bay estuarine species and habitats. The program seeks to establish a strong understanding of the Chesapeake Bay system, the complex connections among organisms and their habitats, multispecies interactions, and the wide range of processes that affect their dynamics. Research conducted under this program should help to inform fisheries management and natural resource decisions through:
Increased understanding of climate change and related ecological shifts.
Improved habitat assessment techniques.
Quantification of habitat ecosystem services.
Integration of species, habitat, and ecosystem information.
For Grants Recipients
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profit or for-profit organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments. Applications from individuals, federal agencies, or employees of federal agencies will not be considered. Individuals and federal agencies are strongly encouraged to work with states, non-governmental organizations, municipal and county governments, and others that are eligible to apply.
The Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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. The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through www.Grants.gov. A complete standard NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the stated guidelines. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.
When to Apply
Applications must be postmarked, provided to a delivery service, or received by www.Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 19, 2017. The time the application was provided to a delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. See Section IV.D for more information.
The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office will announce future funding opportunities for the NOAA Chesapeake Fisheries Research Program on its website.