When funds are available, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Sea Grant College Program support national marine aquaculture research projects. This program encourages the development of environmentally and economically sustainable U.S. marine, coastal or Great Lakes aquaculture.

For more information, contact John Fear, N.C. Sea Grant deputy director, at jmfear@ncsu.edu or 919-515-9104, and Frank Lopez, N.C. Sea Grant extension director, at fmlopez@ncsu.edu or 919-515-3012.


Opportunities

The National Sea Grant Office and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program are funding a joint competition to fund proposals that seek to establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry.

Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture.

Applications must include at least one researcher and one shellfish grower acting as co-Principal Investigators, and the proposed work must utilize a co-production of knowledge framework.

Eligible applicants are United States institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; state, local, and tribal governments.

Total funding for this competition includes up to $2,000,000 in federal funds to support 2-6 projects. Each project will be funded at the approximate level of $100,000 – $300,000 per year for 1-3 years.

Read the formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006704.

Schedule

An informational webinar will be held in November, date to be announced.
Letters of Intent due Dec. 15, 2020 via email (oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov)
Full proposals due March 16, 2021 via Grants.gov
This information is also available at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding. Resources and forms, including a new application package checklist, are available on the Implementation page of Inside Sea Grant.
Questions about this competition Funding Opportunity may be sent to Sea Grant (oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov) and/or the Ocean Acidification Program (erica.h.ombres@noaa.gov). Please specify that your question is related to this competition in the subject line.