2017 Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative

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The 2017 Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative includes two competitive funding opportunities.  The New Hampshire Sea Grant Program is responsible for some preliminary steps, including determining a maximum of three proposals that can be submitted for one of the competitions, and gathering and submitting Letters of Intent for the other competition.

Please read the Initiative RFPs carefully before submitting a Letter of Intent as we will be evaluating the letters for the smaller competition as a basis for selecting ideas that can be the basis for a maximum of three full proposals.

steelhead trout harvest

Steelhead trout harvest


NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

This competition is focused on projects that show great promise to increase aquaculture production in the near future by clearly addressing major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture production. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 between fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase domestic aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years).

Important due dates:

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:30 p.m. EST:  Letter of Intent from prospective PIs. 
E-mail to the N.H. Sea Grant Program: Steve Jones, stephen.jones@unh.edu and copy Erik Chapman, erik.chapman@unh.edu

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ESTFull proposal submissions into grants.gov

Details on this funding opportunity including the format for the Letters of Intent and full proposals can be found on Grants.gov. 
Click here to view the full announcement (NOAA-OAR-SG-2017 –2005176).


NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

This competition is focused on projects that may be earlier in the exploratory/development phase that show promise to contribute to the expansion of sustainable marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture in the United States. NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $3,000,000 between fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for a national initiative focused on answering key questions impeding the development and expansion of sustainable United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture.

Important due dates:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:30 p.m. EST: Letter of intent that describes the objectives, methods, outcomes and an estimated budget (one page max) for any potential proposal.
E-mail to the N.H. Sea Grant Program: Steve Jones, stephen.jones@unh.edu and copy Erik Chapman, erik.chapman@unh.edu 

For this competition, 3 letters of intent will be selected that will be eligible to submit full proposals.  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. EST: Full proposal submission into grants.gov  

Details on this funding opportunity including the format full proposals can be found on Grants.gov. 
Click here to view the full announcement (NOAA-OAR-SG-2017 –2005177).