Aquaculture Research Funding Announcement UPDATED

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Aquaculture Research Funding Announcement UPDATED

The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for the “NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2014” has been published on NOAA Sea Grant expects to have up to $3,000,000 available for a national competition to fund new FY2014 marine aquaculture research projects.  This is part of the overall plan to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes aquaculture.

Pre-proposals are due to the National Sea Grant Office by 5pm ET on February 21, 2014 via email ( You must submit a complete and timely pre-proposal to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

Proposed work should rapidly and significantly advance U.S. marine aquaculture development in the short-term (1-2 years after project completion). The topical priorities for FY2014 are:

  • Research to inform pending, regulatory decisions on the local, state, or federal level leading to an information product (e.g. tool, technology, template, model) needed to make final decisions on a specific question regarding impacts of aquaculture
  • Public-private research partnerships that address specific, current problems that limit a steady supply of marine or Great Lakes fingerlings
  • Social and/or economic research targeted to understand aquaculture issues in a larger context

Although it is not required, Virginia applicants are encouraged to contact Virginia Sea Grant prior to submission to discuss the process and content of the application. (Contact Assistant Director for Research Susan Park at

Details about the competition can be found in the FFO: