2017 NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative

Important Update

The 2017 Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative includes two competitive funding opportunities.  The Connecticut Sea Grant Program (CTSG) is responsible for some preliminary steps, including determining a maximum of three proposals that can be submitted for one of the competitions, and gathering and submitting Letters of Intent (LOI) for the other competition.    Please note that the LOIs responding to the “Impediments” Call will be reviewed by CTSG and only 3 will be encouraged to move forward to the full proposal stage. The information presented in this notice has been UPDATED to include revised dates for submission of LOIs.

Please read the Initiative RFPs carefully before submitting a Letter of Intent as we will be evaluating the letters for the smaller competition as a basis for selecting ideas that can be the basis for a maximum of three full proposals.

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NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

This competition is focused on projects that show great promise to increase aquaculture production in the near future by clearly addressing major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture production. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 between fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase domestic aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years).

            *Important due dates:*

Letter of Intent from prospective PIs DUE to CTSG by 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, March 24, 2017.

E-mail to Syma Ebbin, Research Coordinator, CTSG:  Syma.ebbin@uconn.edu

Letters of Intent are submitted to the National Sea Grant Program by CTSG on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Full proposal submissions DUE to CTSG by 5:00 p.m. EST Monday, May 1, 2017

Full proposal submitted into Grants.gov by CTSG on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Details on this funding opportunity including the format for the Letters of Intent and full proposals can be found on Grants.gov (NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005176)

<https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291881>.

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NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

This competition is focused on projects that may be earlier in the exploratory/development phase that show promise to contribute to the expansion of sustainable marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture in the United States. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of

$3,000,000 between fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for a national initiative focused on answering key questions impeding the development and expansion of sustainable United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Please note that the LOIs responding to the “Impediments” Call will be reviewed by CTSG and only 3 will be encouraged to move forward to the full proposal stage.

*Important due dates:*

Submit a 1 page max Letter of Intent describing: the objectives, methods, outcomes and an estimated budget for each potential proposal to CTSG by 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

E-mail to Syma Ebbin, Research Coordinator, CTSG:  Syma.ebbin@uconn.edu

For this competition, CTSG will review all LOIs received, of which 3 will be selected and be eligible to submit full proposals.

Submit full proposals to CTSG by 5:00 p.m. EST Monday, April 10, 2018

E-mail to Syma Ebbin, Research Coordinator, CTSG:  Syma.ebbin@uconn.edu

Full proposal submitted via grants.gov by CTSG by  5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Details on this funding opportunity including the format of full proposals can be found on Grants.gov. (NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005177) <http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291894>.

Questions? Contact Dr. Syma Ebbin, CTSG Research Coordinator, at:  Syma.ebbin@uconn.edu or by phone at 860-405-9278.