The following is a list of open funding opportunities from the Florida Sea Grant. This page with be updated as more opportunities become available.

Highly Migratory Species Research Initiative
NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2006046

This opportunity is now open!

Congress directed Sea Grant to spend up to $2,000,000 to initiate an HMS research initiative focused on HMS species in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, including the interactions between yellow-fin tuna and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. This direction, and priorities identified in the 2014 Atlantic HMS Management-Based Research Needs and Priorities document developed by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service in collaboration with HMS stakeholders, was used to identify priorities for this initiative that will support research to address critical gaps in knowledge about HMS in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean regions.

· Letters of Intent are due May 15, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

· Full proposals are due June 19, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

 

Biennial Call for Research Proposals

This opportunity is now open to parties who previously submitted Letters of Intent.

Every two years, Florida Sea Grant solicits Research Proposals for two-year coastal and ocean applied research grants that reflect priorities identified in the current Florida Sea Grant Strategic Plan.
Click here for research proposal guidance and deadlines.

 

Advanced Aquaculture Collaborative Programs
NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005963

This opportunity is now closed.

Sea Grant anticipates at least $9,000,000 will be available to support the establishment of collaborative programs to build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners to advance aquaculture in areas where a foundation of knowledge and activity currently exists but where significant barriers to sustainable domestic marine and Great Lakes aquaculture remain. These collaborative programs will serve as geographic or topic-based hubs for fully integrated, transdisciplinary research, outreach, and education that will provide broad, non-proprietary support and investment for building and/or enhancing an aquaculture industry.

· Letters of Indent are due April 15, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

· Full proposals are due May 15, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

Exploring New Aquaculture Opportunities
NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005960

This opportunity is now closed.

Sea Grant anticipates $1,500,000 will be available to support Sea Grant-led aquaculture projects to catalyze work in a range of topics or geographies. This competition will fund diverse, and at times, high-risk, developmental projects that will envision, explore and advance aquaculture opportunities where a minimal foundation currently exists.

· Letters of intent are due March 26, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

· Full proposals are due April 24, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research Needs in Aquaculture
NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005953

This opportunity is now closed.

The National Sea Grant Office anticipates around $3,000,000 will be available to support research to address critical gaps in social, behavioral, and economic knowledge as it relates to U.S. aquaculture and the communities impacted and served by it. The initiative is informed by the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research; the Sea Grant 10-Year NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Vision; and previous research from federal, state, and university scientists.

· Letters of intent are due April 2, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

· Full proposals are due May 1, 2019 (see formal announcement for details).

 

Informational Webinar

The National Sea Grant Office will host an informational webinar about the three aquaculture-related funding opportunities on Monday, March 4 at 3 pm Eastern. 

 

Register or join at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5609018228716430859

 

Webinar accessibility: If you would like a plain text version of the presentation sent to you ahead of time, or would like the NSGO to provide live captioning of this event or require any other special assistance to participate in this webinar, please email oar.hq.sg.aquaculture@noaa.gov at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time of the webinar. For more information on Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit www.ada.gov.

Faculty and Staff

Rodrigo Venegas
Assistant Director, Fiscal Operations
rodvenegas@ufl.edu
Charles Sidman
Associate Director,

Research
csidman@ufl.edu