The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) and the Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are seeking applications that establish, continue, and/or expand collaborations between researchers and the shellfish aquaculture industry. Specifically, applications to this competition should utilize new or existing research/industry partnerships to study how ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors impacts shellfish aquaculture. Projects should utilize multiple parameter physical, chemical, or biological observing systems and/or conduct multiple stressor experimental research. The priorities of this funding opportunity are to (1) build or strengthen relationships between the shellfish aquaculture industry and the aquaculture research community (including university, industry, private sector, tribal, state, and/or federal scientists representing diverse perspectives), (2) develop scientific knowledge on the impact of ocean and coastal acidification in combination with other stressors to shellfish aquaculture, and (3) create data products, tools, technologies, management practices, or other deliverables that are broadly applicable to building resilience within the shellfish aquaculture sector.
Subject to the availability of funding, NSGO and OAP anticipate approximately $2,000,000 total will be available to support approximately 2-6 projects, with each project funded at the approximate level of $100,000 - $300,000 per year for 1-3 years.
This document sets out requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006704. Additional guidance and tips on how best to prepare an application are provided in the Sea Grant General Application Guide available at (https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Portals/1/Guidance/SeaGrantGeneralApplicationGuide.pdf)