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Faculty Opportunities

Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies

Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will advance marine finfish juvenile production technologies for aquaculture. Proposals are sought that support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to marine finfish juvenile production technologies; make that information available to U.S. coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture businesses; and include Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and also preferably industry stakeholders. 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.

Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species

Sea Grant anticipates approximately $4,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will develop and refine early stage propagation strategies for aquaculture species excluding selected marine finfish species for food. Proposals are sought that support broad, non-proprietary research to develop and refine early stage propagation strategies, such as reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies, for aquaculture species; make that information available to U.S. coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture businesses; and include Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and also preferably industry stakeholders. 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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is soliciting applications from faculty mentors of promising undergraduate students at all Louisiana universities and colleges. UROP, established in 1992 by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG), offers the Louisiana undergraduate community funding to support hands-on research experiences in marine and coastal resource issues. Previously funded projects have dealt with topics such as coastal ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, environmental engineering, and genetics. Application deadline for the year 2022 funding is December 10, 2021 at 4pm CST. (Note: A UROP application must be submitted by a faculty member. Students should not submit the application.) — more info about Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

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