NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office is currently soliciting proposals for several funding opportunities. In light of the COVID-19 situation and disruptions to work and research arrangements, the National Sea Grant Office has adjusted several deadlines for many of these competitions. Details and links below.

If you have questions about applying to these opportunities and the role NH Sea Grant plays in support of these national competitions, please contact: 

Steve Jones
NH Sea Grant's Associate Director and Assistant Director for Research

American Lobster Research Program

As part of the American Lobster Initiative, Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program supports research to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American lobster and its fishery are being impacted by environmental change. Research should focus on the Gulf of Maine, Georges Banks, and/or southern New England. Five to ten projects will be funded, totaling $1-2 million, with a maximum duration of two years.

Proposal deadline extended to April 21, 2020. (formerly March 19, 2020)


Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates approximately $5 million 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. 

For this competition, a Notice of Intent to Submit was due February 26, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern. For those of you who submitted this Notice, the deadline for the full proposal has been extended. Proposal deadline extended to July 14, 2020. (formerly April 22, 2020)


For a complete list of National Sea Grant Office funding opportunities and deadline extensions, visit:


Associate Director & Assistant Director for Research
Phone: (603) 862-5124
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, Jackson Lab, Durham, NH 03824