2020 Aquaculture Funding Opportunity: Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry
Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $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. These investments are consistent with Sea Grant’s focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) and the Sea Grant Network’s 10-year Aquaculture Vision, both which support NOAA and Department of Commerce aquaculture goals.
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.
A Notice to Submit to this competition must be received via electronic mail by both Louisiana Sea Grant College Program ([email protected]) AND the National Sea Grant Office ([email protected]) by 5:00 pm CST on February 26, 2020.
A Notice to Submit to this competition must be received via electronic mail by both Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG) ([email protected]) AND the National Sea Grant Office ([email protected]) by 5:00 pm CST on February 26, 2020.
Required Elements (Notice to Submit):
- Tentative Project Title
- Tentative Objectives
- Type of project (individual research project or multi-partner effort)
- Proposed Sea Grant Program(s) involved
- Other existing or potential project partners
- Project point of contact
Eligible applicants who will submit a Full Proposal to LSG must submit at the least the Budget and Budget Justification in eSeaGrant (https://www.laseagrantdb.org ) by 5:00 pm CST on April 8, 2020.
Remaining elements of the Full Proposal Application will be due in eSeaGrant (https://www.laseagrantdb.org) by 5:00 pm CST on April 17, 2020.
This information is also available at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Funding.
Learn more about Sea Grant’s work in aquaculture at https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Our-Work/Aquaculture.
Scientific Diver Training
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 scientific diver training course. LUMCON is at present the only American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) designated training facility in the State of Louisiana. Scientific diver certification is required by most academic and government agencies who utilize diving as a research tool for marine science including biology, chemistry, biomedical, engineering and geosciences, and for all diving work conducted in association with LUMCON. — more info on LUMCON Scientific Diver Training