2020 aquaculture funding to target economic, market needs

Addressing economic and market needs of the U.S. aquaculture industry

2020 aquaculture funding opportunity now open

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information.

The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred.

These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.

Eligibility: Please note that this funding opportunity is open to Sea Grant program AS WELL AS other interested entities. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.

To submit a proposal to Connecticut Sea Grant:

All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.

A Notice to Submit to this competition (requirements described in the FO) must be received via electronic mail by BOTH Connecticut Sea Grant (SeagrantResearch@uconn.edu) AND the National Sea Grant Office (oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov) by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 26, 2020.

Read formal announcement on Grants.gov NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006331

Informational webinar: February 5, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET (Register or join here)

Notices of intent to submit are due on Feb. 26, 2020.

Full proposals are due on April 22, 2020.

This information is also available at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding.

Learn more about Sea Grant’s work in aquaculture at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Our-Work/Aquaculture.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, research coordinator

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program

The University of Connecticut

1080 Shennecossett Road

Groton, CT  06340-6048

Tel. (860) 405-9278;  FAX:  (860) 405-9109

E-mail: syma.ebbin@uconn.edu