National Competitions

2020 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding Opportunity

Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry – open to all $5,000,000 total; $250,000-$1,000,000 maximum per award for up to 3 years.

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates around $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred.

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.

*NOTE from the Federal Funding Opportunity – “Proposals must also include funding (Federal or match) for Sea Grant extension personnel as collaborators. Industry stakeholder participation/involvement in projects is strongly encouraged.”

Please contact Washington Sea Grant ASAP to discuss proposal ideas.

Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006331


Notices of intent to submit due February 26, 2020

Full proposals due April 22, 2020*

(*NOTE – all full proposal materials will need to be received by Washington Sea Grant well in advance of this deadline in order to meet internal University of Washington proposal submission processing timelines.)

Informational Webinar February 5, 2020 at 3 pm Eastern (Register or join here)