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Research Funding Opportunities

WHOI Sea Grant Program Funding Opportunities

Woods Hole Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals - OPEN

Depending on availability of funds, WHOI Sea Grant expects to award approximately $1,000,000 to support 4-6 research projects during the two-year funding period.
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General Program Development Funds - OPEN

Small projects focused on:

  • Research or proof-of-concept;
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ);
  • Extension, education, communications;
  • Travel;
  • Graduate student support;
  • Workshops or conferences.

 

Supporting Seafood-related Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 - CLOSED

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. DEADLINE was October 15, 2021.

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

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. Deadline was October 15, 2021

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.

National Funding Opportunities

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2022 Aquaculture Funding Opportunities - CLOSED

* All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program.  If you are interested in collaborating on a proposal with Woods Hole Sea Grant, please reach out to Jennie Rheuban (jrheuban@whoi.edu) to discuss project ideas.

Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies

NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054 (click for Notice of Funding Opportunity)

Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5 million will be available for research projects and programs that will advance marine finfish juvenile production technologies for aquaculture. Proposals are sought that support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to marine finfish juvenile production technologies; make that information available to U.S. coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture businesses; and include Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and also preferably industry stakeholders. All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.
    • Notices of intent to submit are due November 9, 2021 (see formal announcement for details).
    • Full proposals are due January 27, 2022 (see formal announcement for details).

Informational webinar on October 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET (Link to join webinar here)

Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species

NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053 (click for Notice of Funding Opportunity)
Sea Grant anticipates approximately $4 million will be available for research projects and programs that will develop and refine early stage propagation strategies for aquaculture species excluding selected marine finfish species for food. Proposals are sought that support broad, non-proprietary research to develop and refine early stage propagation strategies, such as reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies, for aquaculture species; make that information available to U.S. coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture businesses; and include Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and also preferably industry stakeholders. All proposals to this competition must be submitted by a Sea Grant program. Other interested entities must submit proposals in partnership with and through a relevant Sea Grant Program.
    • Notices of intent to submit are due November 16, 2021 (see formal announcement for details).
    • Full proposals are due February 3, 2022 (see formal announcement for details).
    • Informational webinar on October 15, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET (Link to join webinar here)
Further information is available at seagrant.noaa.gov/funding