Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships


Funding Opportunity ID: 329496
Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006704
Opportunity Title: Addressing the Impacts of Multiple Stressors on Shellfish Aquaculture through Research/Industry Partnerships
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.417
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are United States institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; state, local, and tribal governments. PLEASE NOTE: Federal employees may act as co-PIs but may NOT act as the PI that submits the application package to In addition, federal labs and offices can make available specialized expertise, facilities, and equipment to applicants as part of a proposal, however the value of such assets CANNOT be used as match (see FAQs found at, If your application includes federal partners, please reach out to the agency contacts listed in section VII of this notice; you will need additional information regarding your budget. PLEASE NOTE: Before non-NOAA federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another federal agency in excess of their appropriation. Because this announcement is not proposing to procure goods or services from applicants, the Economy Act (31 USC 1535) is not an appropriate legal basis. Proposals selected for funding from non-federal applicants will be funded through a grant or cooperative agreement as described above in section II. C. of this notice. Proposals selected for funding with NOAA researchers shall be effected by an intra-agency fund transfer. Proposals selected for funding from a non-NOAA federal agency will be funded through an inter-agency transfer. If none of the co-PIs listed on an application are affiliated with a Sea Grant program, then it is recommended, but not required, that the co-PIs receive a letter of support for their application from their local Sea Grant director. Letters of support should be submitted with the full proposal application.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Oct 19, 2020
Close Date: Mar 16, 2021
Last Updated Date: Oct 19, 2020
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: 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 (
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