NOAA Fisheries recently announced the availability of approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities. This cycle includes a number of changes to how stakeholders apply for the grants.
The new “pre-proposal” process asks applicants to briefly show the technical merits and relevance of their project before they submit a full proposal. Applicants will then either be encouraged to submit a full proposal or given feedback how to improve their submission. A pre-proposal is required in order to be eligible to submit a full proposal.
To be considered for 2017 funding, projects should advance research in one of the following focus areas:
- Marine aquaculture
- Fishery data collection
- Techniques for reducing bycatch and other adverse impacts
- Adapting to climate change and other long term ecosystem change
- Sustainable seafood promotion, development, and marketing
- Socio-economic fisheries research
- Advancing fisheries science in U.S. territories, including research into enhancing annual catch limits and ecosystem-based fishery management
The 2017 deadline for pre-proposals is September 20, 2016. Information on eligibility and application requirements can be found at www.grants.gov and the Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program website.
For more information, visit: http://www.noaa.gov/approximately-10-million-available-fisheries-projects
source: NOAA Fisheries