Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $4,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will develop and refine early stage propagation strategies (e.g. reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies) for aquaculture species excluding selected marine finfish species for food. A total of 19 of these species are the focus of the concurrent competition titled, “Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies,” NOFO number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054. Strong applications will address program priorities described below and will integrate research and extension. Proposals are sought that support broad, non-proprietary research to develop and refine early stage propagation strategies, such as reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies, for aquaculture species; make that information available to U.S. coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture businesses; and include Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and also preferably industry stakeholders. 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.
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.
Sea Grant anticipates having approximately $4,000,000 to fund approximately 5-16 projects for up to three years in the following categories:
- Up to $250,000 in federal funds can be requested for individual research projects that address one or more topics relevant to program priorities.
- Up to $750,000 in federal funds can be requested for projects proposing multi-partner efforts addressing the program priorities.
- Projects are anticipated to begin July 1, 2022, and can run up to three years, with projects completed no later than June 30, 2025.
- Non-federal matching funds equal to at least 50% of the federal funding request must be provided unless a waiver justified by statute is granted.
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. Partners interested in working with Wisconsin Sea Grant for this opportunity should reach out to Melissa Boyce (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Notice to Submit:
Submitted by partners by 5.p.m. November 16, 2021, and must be sent by email to:
- Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Melissa Boyce (email@example.com) and Jennifer Hauxwell(firstname.lastname@example.org) and
- the National Sea Grant office at email@example.com
The Notice to Submit must include the following:
- Tentative Project Title
- Tentative Objectives
- Type of project (individual research project or multi-partner effort)
- Proposed Sea Grant Program(s) involved
- Potential Co-PIs and other existing or potential project partners
- Project point of contact with email
- Estimation of Federal funds requested by year.
Partners who submitted a Notice to Submit should work with Wisconsin Sea Grant for further instructions on how we will work together to prepare applications and associated deadlines. Wisconsin Sea Grant must submit any/all full proposal applications to Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053 ) by the February 3 deadline.
For more information
Informational Webinar October 15, 2021 at 3 pm ET (Link to join webinar here)
Wisconsin Sea Grant Program Contact
Melissa Boyce – firstname.lastname@example.org