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.
- Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships (NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006704)
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.