Due to the recent government shutdown, the attached aquaculture competitions have a short turnaround. There is a National Sea Grant Competition for social behavioral and economic research. In addition, Sea Grant Programs, including Wisconsin Sea Grant, are able to submit proposals in two additional competitions.
The National Sea Grant Office will host an informational webinar about the three aquaculture-related funding opportunities on Monday, March 4 at 3 pm Eastern. Register or join using this link.
Please be aware that there are three calls for proposals. Each require a letter of intent.
National Sea Grant Research Competition
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture – 2019, NOAA OAR SG 2019 – 2005953 Full Announcement (PDF)
The National Sea Grant Office anticipates around $3,000,000 will be available to support research to address critical gaps in social, behavioral, and economic knowledge as it relates to U.S. aquaculture and the communities impacted and served by it. The initiative is informed by the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research; the Sea Grant 10-Year NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Vision; and previous research from federal, state, and university scientists.
- Letters of intent are due April 2, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).
- Full proposals are due May 1, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).
Please note: Both the Letters of intent and Full proposals go directly to the National Sea Grant Office through the email and website designated in the guidelines.
State Sea Grant Program Competitions
Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs – 2019, NOAA OAR SG 2019 – 2005963 Full Announcement (PDF)
Sea Grant anticipates at least $9,000,000 will be available to support the establishment of collaborative programs to build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners to advance aquaculture in areas where a foundation of knowledge and activity currently exists but where significant barriers to sustainable domestic marine and Great Lakes aquaculture remain. These collaborative programs will serve as geographic or topic-based hubs for fully integrated, transdisciplinary research, outreach, and education that will provide broad, non-proprietary support and investment for building and/or enhancing an aquaculture industry.
- Letters of Intent (described in the full announcement NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005963) must be submitted to the National Sea Grant Office by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on April 15, 2019. Therefore, Wisconsin Sea Grant must receive letters of intent by 4:00 pm Central Time on April 14, 2019, Please note that April 14th is a Sunday. Letters of intent from Wisconsin are to be emailed to email@example.com with the subject: PI’s Last Name, LOI WISG NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005963.
- Full proposals are due May 15, 2019 (specific application directions will be emailed to those that submit an LOI).
Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities – 2019, NOAA OAR SG 2019 – 2005960 Full Announcement (PDF)
Sea Grant anticipates $1,500,000 will be available to support Sea Grant-led aquaculture projects to catalyze work in a range of topics or geographies. This competition will fund diverse, and at times, high-risk, developmental projects that will envision, explore and advance aquaculture opportunities where a minimal foundation currently exists.
- Letters of intent (described in the full announcement NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005960) must be submitted to the National Sea Grant Office by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on March 26, 2019. Therefore, Wisconsin Sea Grant must receive letters of intent by 4:00 pm Central Time on March 25, 2019. Letters of intent from Wisconsin are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: PI’s Last Name, LOI WISG NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005960.
- Full proposals are due April 24, 2019 (specific application directions will be emailed to those that submit an LOI).
Letters of intent for the Sea Grant Program Competitions should provide the following basic information to allow the National Sea Grant Office to gauge interest and topics that may be submitted:
- Sea Grant Program(s) Involved
- Lead Sea Grant Program
- Other coordinating Programs (if applicable)
- Team leadership
- Contact information
- Brief discussion of the focal topic or geographic issue and approach
- Should not exceed 2 pages
- Should include the approximate funding to be requested
We apologize for the tight deadlines but are hopeful we can attract interest from Wisconsin investigators for this important call.