2017 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative

OPEN: Deadline March 7, 2017 for submitting proposal ideas to Maine Sea Grant Director Paul Anderson

2017 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative includes two competitive funding opportunities. The first 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. The second 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. Proposals must be submitted by the local Sea Grant program.

IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FOR MAINE INVESTIGATORS

The National Sea Grant Office expects all investigators to work with the local Sea Grant office to develop proposals and to integrate the work, to the extent possible, with local Sea Grant staff. The local Sea Grant Director must be listed as PI.

SG-2017-2005176 Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production
$100K-$1M over 1- to 3-year time frame
Can include research, extension, education, and communication.

In consultation with the Aquaculture Research Institute, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, and SEANET and based on three years of input from Maine’s aquaculture sector and the science community, Maine Sea Grant will consider promising research ideas to develop into proposals for “Integrated” projects. These proposals must have a high likelihood of achieving significant increase in aquaculture production according to the NOAA FFO.

If you and your colleagues have ideas that you feel would meet the expectations of the FFO, please send a summary paragraph to Maine Sea Grant Director, Paul Anderson (panderson@maine.edu) by 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017.  Please put the words “Aquaculture: Integration” in the subject line.  As indicated in the FFO, only proposals that are submitted as Letters of Intent by the Sea Grant Director on March 28 will be considered by NOAA and only the strongest proposals with the highest likelihood of success will be submitted. 

 

SG-2017-2005177 Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities
Up to $150K for 6-month to 2-year timeframe
Can be research, engagement, workshops, etc.

For the “Impediments” projects FFO, ideas for this competition should also be shared by email to Maine Sea Grant Director, Paul Anderson (panderson@maine.edu) by 5 p.m. on March 7, 2017.  Please put the words “Aquaculture: Impediments” in the subject line.  For this call there are no Letters of Intent; applications are to be submitted on April 18, 2017. Only the strongest proposals with the highest likelihood of success will be submitted.