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Woods Hole Sea Grant Program Development Funds


COVID-19 Response Funding for Municipal Shellfish Programs and Industry Support Program

As part of National Sea Grant funding programs, MIT Sea Grant (MITSG) and Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG), in partnership with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension (CCCE), are sponsoring a COVID-19 Response Funding program to support municipal shellfish programs and the local shellfishing and aquaculture industries. A total of approximately $90,000 is available for funding. Each proposal may request up to $10,000. The timeline for project execution is Fall 2021 to June 30, 2022. Open Through October 15, 2021


Supporting Seafood-related Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is accepting applications for the 2021 Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Grant Program. This year, the Seafood Marketing Grant Program is partially funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG), enabling a total of $150,000 to be awarded to projects supporting the seafood industry which has been so negatively affected by COVID-19. Open Through October 15, 2021.

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Northeast Sea Grant Consortium Regional Request for Proposals - CLOSED

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium seeks proposals to catalyze social science and technology research for ocean renewable energy planning in the Northeast, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

Over $1 million in funding is available to support projects that improve understanding of offshore renewable energy interactions with fishing and coastal communities.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals - CLOSED

*Note: Only those who submitted a pre-proposal by Feb. 19, 2021 are eligible to submit a full proposal.

Approximately $1 million will be available to support 5-10 research projects during the two-year funding period. Click here for details.



National Funding Opportunities


Research on American Lobster  - CLOSED

The National Sea Grant program announced a funding opportunity for its American Lobster Research Program, which will support research to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American Lobster and its fishery is being impacted by environmental change. Research topics suitable for study on American lobster under this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) should have a geographic focus on the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and/or southernNew England and address one or more of the following:

  • life history parameters, including but not limited to impacts of ocean acidification;
  • distribution and abundance, including but not limited to ecosystem shifts;
  • species interactions;
  • bait alternatives.

For each research topic above, special emphasis may be placed on the impact of warming temperatures. Pending appropriation of funds, Sea Grant anticipates awarding between 5-10 research projects totaling between $1 million and $2 million in FY2021. Projects must have a maximum duration of two years.

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