Special opportunity: NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative
- Depending on availability of funds, 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. Full proposals are due to Alaska Sea Grant on March 31, 2017.
- Depending on availability of funds, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years). This competition is designed to foster the expansion of sustainable U.S. marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture. Letters of Intent are due to Alaska Sea Grant on March 24, 2017.
For details, see the NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative (Alaska-specific instructions).
Alaska Sea Grant research funding
As part of our mission to enhance the wise use and conservation of Alaska’s marine, coastal and watershed resources through research, education and extension, Alaska Sea Grant supports a number of formal, peer-reviewed research projects on a two-year cycle. A Request for Proposals is normally issued in the fall of each even-numbered year for two-year projects to begin early in the next even-numbered year. We anticipate that our next call for proposals will be in December 2018.
The Announcement of Funding Opportunity for 2018–2020 (now closed) [235 KB PDF] is available online.
Occasional special funding opportunities may also arise. If you would like to be on our mailing list for research announcements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska Sea Grant program development and rapid response funding
Limited funds for "program development and rapid response" may be available between normal funding cycles. These funds allow us to take advantage of unforeseen and time-limited opportunities:
- to stimulate new areas of research
- to stimulate new areas of investment by other funding sources and/or stakeholders
- to respond quickly to new issues and opportunities
- to accommodate "transition" problems such as temporary funding gaps in critical ongoing projects
Prior to submitting a request for funds, please discuss your ideas with Alaska Sea Grant Director Paula Cullenberg.
If funds are available and your request meets current priorities, you will be asked to submit a 1- to 2-page written request that includes a project description, a justification of the need for development funds, and a budget outline. A response will normally be provided within 1–2 weeks of this submission.
National Sea Grant funding
Each year, the National Sea Grant Program (NSG) provides a variety of competitive funding opportunities for specific coastal and marine research. These are posted at the Sea Grant Funding and Fellowships page. National Sea Grant proposals are typically administered by the state Sea Grant College. Questions are welcome.
Other NOAA research opportunities
- NOAA Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
- NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
- NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Research Programs
NOAA Fisheries offers a Fisheries Finance Program for construction or reconstruction of fishing vessels, fisheries facilities, aquacultural facilities, and individual fishing quota in the Northwest Halibut/Sablefish Fishery.