From time to time, Oregon Sea Grant issues special calls for proposals related to targeted research areas of state, regional or national significance.

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Marine Finfish Aquaculture: Juvenile Production Technologies

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available to support research that will significantly advance marine finfish juvenile production technologies for aquaculture. The overall goal is to develop and refine reproduction/broodstock, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies enabling the reliable production of sufficient quantities of juvenile marine finfish to supply on-growing operations.

Total funding for this competition includes about $5,000,000 to support 5-10 projects for up to three years. Each project may request up to $1,000,000.

Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054

Important Dates:
  • National Sea Grant Office Informational Webinar: October 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. ET)  Join webinar 
  • Notice to submit due November 9, 2021, via email to the National Sea Grant Office ([email protected]) and Oregon Sea Grant ([email protected]
  • Full proposals due to Oregon Sea Grant January 6, 2022*

*In order to meet internal Oregon State University proposal preparation deadlines, full proposals must be submitted via eSeaGrant by January 6, which is three weeks prior to the January 27, 2022 deadline listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Only Sea Grant Programs are eligible to apply for this opportunity. It is not a requirement that investigators, including the PI, are part of a Sea Grant program; however, proposals must be submitted with and through a Sea Grant program.

Information about these opportunities is available on the National Sea Grant website.

Early Stage Propagation Strategies for Aquaculture Species

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $4,000,000 will be available to support research projects and programs that will develop and refine early stage propagation strategies (e.g., reproduction, hatchery, and/or nursery strategies) for aquaculture species (excluding selected marine finfish species for food*) to supply on-growing operations.

*For marine finfish species, see Marine Finfish Aquaculture competition listed above (NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007054).

Total funding for this competition includes about $4,000,000 to support 5-16 projects for up to three years. Individual research projects can request up to $250,000 and multi-party efforts can request up to $750,000.

Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-SG-2022-2007053

Important Dates:
  • National Sea Grant Office Informational Webinar: October 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (3:00 p.m. ET) Join webinar
  • Notice to submit due November 16, 2021, via email to the National Sea Grant Office ([email protected]) and Oregon Sea Grant ([email protected]
  • Full proposals due to Oregon Sea Grant January 13, 2022*

*In order to meet internal Oregon State University proposal preparation deadlines, full proposals must be submitted via eSeaGrant by January 13, which is three weeks prior to February 3, 2022 the deadline listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Only Sea Grant Programs are eligible to apply for these opportunity. It is not a requirement that investigators, including the PI, are part of a Sea Grant program; however, proposals must be submitted with and through a Sea Grant program.

Information about these opportunities is available on the National Sea Grant website.

 

2021-2026 SEED-LEAF Competition

This grant competition invites researchers affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education to submit SEED proposals for interdisciplinary research projects that address cutting-edge, socioeconomic, and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. The SEED project provides an initial 12 months of support for the team, ideally leading to a longer-term, larger-scale effort: the LEAF project.

The SEED projects are selected in an open, competitive, peer-review process, and successful SEED teams are eligible to apply for LEAF support. Please see the full 2021-2026 SEED-LEAF Request for Applications (PDF) for more details.

The SEED letters of intent are due July 24, 2020 and SEED proposals are due August 10, 2020. 
Successful SEED projects begin on January 1, 2021; successful LEAF projects would begin July 1, 2022.

Each SEED research project must include:

  • Research approaches from at least two distinct disciplines;
  • Engagement component designed to integrate potential information-users and stakeholders into the research process;
  • An outreach plan to ensure the research process and results are useful and usable to these constituencies.