Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2015
Full proposals are due April 17, 2015.

The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program was established by Congress to promote responsible use and conservation of the nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Sea Grant carries out NOAA's mission of stewardship of our country's oceanic and atmospheric resources through a broadly based network of universities.  This aquaculture extension and technology transfer competition is designed to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes region aquaculture.

Specific guidance are stated in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement.  Please pay careful attention to the instructions.  To obtain the Federal Funding Opportunity, please search for Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004399; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.417, Sea Grant Support.

Dates: Full proposals are due to Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute by 4 p.m. Central Time on April 17, 2015. Applications received after the closing date and time will not be accepted.  Full proposals must follow the format prescribed in the Federal Funding Announcement and are to be sent to Jean Touchett, Room 268, Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1177 by the deadline shown above or submit electronically in a PDF format to

To view and/or download the full Federal Funding Announcement as a PDF file, please follow this link:  Federal Funding Opportunity PDF or in case the link does not work, visit the website:

Funding Opportunity Description: Depending on the availability of funds, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available about $1,600,000 for each of FY 2015 and FY 2016 for a national competition to fund marine aquaculture extension and technology transfer efforts. This is part of the overall plan to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture. Aquaculture that occurs in the Great Lakes or its coastal zone is considered marine aquaculture for this competition.

This Federal Funding Opportunity includes information on application and criteria for aquaculture extension proposals requesting a maximum of $300,000 in total federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are required. Proposals are required to include a partnership (e.g., with local community governments, state and Federal agencies, regional management efforts, industry, non-governmental organizations).  Awards are anticipated to start no later than September 1, 2015. Additional proposals from this competition may be selected for funding in subsequent fiscal years, subject to the availability of funds.