Florida Sea Grant supports the work of scientists and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines from institutions around the state.
2022 Aquaculture Funding Opportunities
Two aquaculture NOFO’s (Notice of Federal Funding Opportunities) are available that address the following topics: (1) marine finfish aquaculture juvenile production technologies, and (2) early-stage propagation strategies for aquaculture species.
The direct links for the aquaculture NOFO’s have been posted on Grants.gov.
- NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053 – Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species
- NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054 – Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies
Both NOFO’s are using a two-stage application process that requires submission through the local Sea Grant Program.
To meet the federal deadlines, Florida Sea Grant has established earlier submission dates for Notices to Submit.
For Marine finfish aquaculture juvenile production technologies (NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054)
- a Notice to Submit must be received by November 3, 2021); and
For Early-stage propagation strategies for aquaculture species (NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053)
- a Notice to Submit must be received by November 10, 2021)
Please refer to the award announcements for details regarding Notice of Submittal development.
Florida Sea Grant encourages prospective investigators to make contact well in advance of the Notice to Submit deadlines for our program so that we may discuss how projects can meet aquaculture priorities, performance measures and outcomes identified in Florida Sea Grant’s strategic plan.
Submittal Process through eSeaGrant
Notices to Submit must be submitted through the Florida Sea Grant eSeaGrant site:
- Visit https://eflseagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/ using the Google Chrome browser.
- Login into the site. If this is your first time submitting a proposal using this site, you will have to create an account.
- After you log in, you will see all the open Florida Sea Grant funding opportunities (research, fellowships, internships, etc.).
- Click on the Research Funding Opportunities tab to select the NOFO that pertains to your submittal.
- Click the Add button
- Enter a tentative title for your proposal and click Continue
- Enter contact information into the Principal Investigator form, and click save
- On the left side panel, click on the Notice to Submit tab
- The Notice to Submit form appears. Read the description on the Notice to Submit form
- Fill out the required information in a word document and save it as a PDF (outside the eflseagrant site)
- Come back to the eflseagrant site and upload the pdf with the required information for the Notice to Submit (select file then save)
- On the left side panel, click on the Submission Preview tab
- Click on the Submit button (upper right corner)
You can revisit eflseagrant and re-submit the pdf (with changes) as many times as you need before the Notice to Submit deadline to the FSG program.
For additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
An invitation to submit Full Proposals through the eSeaGrant site for both funding opportunities will be sent by mid-November to parties who submitted complete Notices to Submit applications.
Florida Sea Grant is now accepting letters of Intent (LOI) for two-year applied science projects to be funded during FY 2022-2024. The call identifies science priorities and interventions pertaining to three broad areas of program focus: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Hazard-Resilient Communities, which encourage interdisciplinary and actionable science.
We encourage projects and collaborations among a diverse community of scientists affiliated with Florida’s academic institutions, agencies, organizations, and/or industry.
New for this funding cycle:
- Emphasis on addressing priority issues and interventions.
- Emphasis on integrating, measuring and valuing benefits accrued from the science.
- Development of partnerships among investigators and end-users of the science.
- Encouragement for projects that address diversity, equity and inclusion.
Guidelines for preparing and submitting LOI and full proposals include:
- Funding and proposal information
- Priority issues and interventions
- LOI and full proposal narrative guidelines (LOIs are required for submission of full proposals)
- Review process, evaluation and project selection criteria
Please click here for more information about how to prepare and submit your Letter of Intent and full proposal.
- January 13: Call for Science Projects Release Date
- February 15: Letters of Intent Due by 3 PM EST
- April 21: Investigators Notified of Results of LOI Review
- May 5: Investigators Notify Florida Sea Grant with Intention to Submit Full Proposals
- June 4: Full Proposals Due by 3 PM EDT
- August 13: Investigators Notified if Full Proposal Successful
- September 3: Principal Investigator Written Response to External Reviews Due (if applicable)
2022: New projects start. The date when funds are released depends on when they are provided to Florida Sea Grant by NOAA, and this in turn depends on Federal appropriations.
Please access the following link to submit your LOI: http://seagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/CallForProposals/index.php
The LOI submittal site will be open on January 13, 2021 and close on February 15, 2021.
Please access the following link to submit your full proposal:
The full proposal submittal site will be open on April 26, 2021 and close on June 4, 2021.
Please contact Dr. Nancy Montes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the guidelines or submitting your LOI or full proposal.
“The South Atlantic Red Snapper Count”
Letter of Intent Deadline: November 16, 2020 at 5 PM ET
Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2021 at 5 PM ET
On behalf of the Steering Committee for the South Atlantic Red Snapper Research Program (SARSRP), the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium (Consortium) is pleased to announce the release of the SARSRP Request for Proposals (RFP). The Consortium, through the SARSRP RFP, which is available on the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium website at https://www.scseagrant.org/south-atlantic-red-snapper-research-program, is seeking proposals that support the goal of generating an absolute estimate of abundance with an accompanying measure of uncertainty for the entire South Atlantic red snapper stock. Preference will be given to proposals that seek to produce a single absolute estimate of abundance for the entire geographic region. This estimate will serve as an independent benchmark to inform the 2021 stock assessment and future stock assessments, as it will provide a metric of abundance on what the size of the stock is in the South Atlantic at the present time.
Please be aware of the deadlines:
- November 16, 2020 – Letters of Intent due by COB (5:00 pm EST)
- February 1, 2021 – Full proposals due by COB (5:00 pm EST)
Background on the need for this work along with details about the LOI and Full Proposal preparation process can be found in the RFP. Process questions can be directed to Ryan Bradley, Assistant Director for Administration, at email@example.com or Susannah Sheldon, Research and Fellowships Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details can be found in the RFP.