National Competitions

WSG manages activities that result from periodic special national competitions for research and outreach funds.

NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2016

Funding cycle: September 1, 2016–August 31, 2018

Depending on availability of funds, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available about $3,000,000 for a national competition to fund aquaculture research projects, as part of the overall plan to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal and 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 research proposals requesting a maximum of $300,000 in total federal funding for up to a two-year period. Matching funds are required.

Pre-proposals must be received via email (to to the National Sea Grant Office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 10, 2016.

Awards are anticipated to start no later than September 1, 2016.

For guidelines and detailed information, download the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (PDF).