Deadlines — Note updated deadline.

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 3:00PM Eastern
The National Sea Grant Office will host a free informational webinar about this funding opportunity, available at this link:

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Deadline for the Notice to Submit to North Carolina Sea Grant and to the National Sea Grant Office. Please see the instructions below.

Thursday, January 27, 2021
North Carolina Sea Grant’s deadline for full proposals — limited to proposals that met the earlier notice deadline. (Please note that North Carolina Sea Grant submits the  full proposals and thus sets deadlines to receive materials from PIs.)


To develop and refine early stage propagation strategies of aquaculture species to support on-going operations.

It is not a requirement that investigators, including the Primary Investigator, are part of the Sea Grant program; however, full proposals must be submitted with and through a Sea Grant program.

Full proposals must include funding (federal or match) for Sea Grant extension personnel as collaborators.

Industry stakeholder participation/involvement in projects is highly encouraged.

We also strongly encourage proposals from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and/or from members of traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities.

Program Priorities

Funding Availability

Up to $250,000 in federal funds can be requested for individual research projects that address one or more topics relevant to program priorities. Up to $750,000 in federal funds can be requested for projects proposing multi-partner efforts addressing the program priorities.

(The National Sea Grant Office anticipates having $4,000,000 to fund approximately 5-16 projects for up to three years.)

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Non-federal matching funds equal to at least 50 percent of the federal funding request must be provided, unless a waiver justified by statute is granted.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022, with projects to be completed no later than June 30, 2025.

Instructions for the Notice to Submit

Please include:
Deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Submit the Notice to Submit to both North Carolina Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant Office.

North Carolina Sea Grant Contacts

Eric Herbst, coastal aquaculture specialist,

Frank López, extension director,

See also: grant funding for Marine Finfish Aquaculture Juvenile Production Technologies.