Special Research Grants Program Aquaculture Research


The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Over the long term, results of projects supported by this program may help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, provide markets for U.S.-produced grain products, increase domestic aquaculture business investment opportunities, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America. The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities: (1) genetics of commercial aquaculture species; (2) critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species; (3) design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and (4) economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply:
Other or Additional Information (See below)
More on Eligibility:
See Part III. A. Eligible Applicant for details.
Posted Date:
Friday, March 29, 2019
For More Information Contact:
Gene W. Kim
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
Other Due Date:
Monday, April 29, 2019
A Letter of Intent (LOI) for the FY 2019 funding cycle is highly encouraged and should be received by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time
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Abstracts of Funded Projects:
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Range of Awards:
$50,000 - $300,000