NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research 2014: Call for Proposals – WA State Investigators

NOAA SEA GRANT AQUACULTURE RESEARCH 2014
CALL FOR PROPOSALS- WASHINGTON STATE INVESTIGATORSThe 2014 NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program competition is now open. Recipients may be eligible to receive a total of $500,000 in federal funds (up to $250,000 per year) for a two-year project. Researchers must submit a preproposal to the National Sea Grant Office in order to be eligible to send a full proposal to Washington Sea Grant.

A summary of instructions follows and detailed application information is available online. If you would like to discuss potential research ideas or receive instructions on submitting full proposals, please contact Washington Sea Grant Director Penny Dalton, pdalton, 206.543.6600.

The competition’s topical priorities are:
• Research to inform pending, regulatory decisions on the local, state, or federal level leading to an information product – such as a tool, technology, template, or model – needed to make final decisions on a specific question regarding impacts of aquaculture;

• Public-private research partnerships that address specific, current problems that limit a steady supply of marine or Great Lakes fingerlings;
• Social and/or economic research targeted to understand aquaculture issues in a larger context.

Applicants must describe how their proposed work will rapidly and significantly advance U.S. marine aquaculture development in the short-term (1-2 years after project completion).

Fifty percent non-federal matching funds are required.

DEADLINES
• Preproposals must be received by electronic mail to the National Sea Grant Office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 21, 2014.
• Full proposals are due from applicants to Washington Sea Grant by 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on May 5, 2014. Washington Sea Grant will forward all full proposal applications to http://grants.gov by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on May 30, 2014.

Please refer all questions to http://oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov.

RFP-Aquaculture-2014.pdf

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