National Competitions

NOAA Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program: Shellfish Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships – open to all $2,000,000 total; $100,000 – $300,000 per year for 1-3 years

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program anticipate approximately $2,000,000 will be available to fund proposals that seek to establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impact shellfish aquaculture. Applications must include at least one researcher and one shellfish grower acting as co-Principal Investigators, and the proposed work must utilize a co-production of knowledge framework.

If none of the co-PIs listed on an application are affiliated with a Sea Grant program, then it is recommended, but not required, that the co-PIs receive a letter of support for their application from their local Sea Grant director.

Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006704

Proposal Deadlines:

Letters of Intent due December 15, 2020, via email (

Full proposals due March 16, 2021, via

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Resources and forms, including a new application package checklist, are available on the Implementation page of Inside Sea Grant.