Deadline: March 2, 2018

Agency/Sponsor: Virginia Sea Grant

Website: https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/funding-opportunities/national-sea-grant-aquaculture-competitions/

This competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities:

  1. Supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries;
  2. Developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine aquaculture to the public; and
  3. Increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions. Successful applications must describe projects that clearly address major constraints, barriers or hurdles limiting aquaculture production in the U.S.

Sea Grant encourages proposals that: 1) utilize a team approach that fully integrates at least one Sea Grant program, and at least one end-user or public-private partnership in the effort, 2) involve Sea Grant Extension personnel and include a technology transfer component, where appropriate 3) address how project impacts will be applicable to a broader geographic area through regional or topical partnerships, and 4) discuss how, upon completion, the work will have a high likelihood of increasing aquaculture production or address how the work will stimulate or advance nascent aquaculture industry(ies).

Funding - Maximum of $750,000 with matching funds of at least 50% of the total requested is required



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