. with over 200 preproposals submitted and enough funding to award perhaps ten, we asked reviewers to be very selective, and to distinguish preproposals that were very highly relevant to the focus areas from those that were only moderately relevant. in our notification, messages, we would perhaps have been more accurate if we had said that preproposals were not found to be highly relevant, rather than just saying they were not relevant. information about california sea grant program's aquaculture goals can be found in the casg strategic plan, under the "safe and sustainable fisheries and seafood supply (ssfs)" strategic focus area.. you said that i can submit a full proposal even if my preproposal was not encouraged., current and pending support: applicants must provide information on all current and pending federal and state (including state sea grant) support for aquaculture projects and proposals that relate to the proposed work, including subsequent funding in the case of continuing grants.
the most successful proposals will address all of the following priorities. march 29, 2016, applicants should receive a summary statement that includes whether their pre-proposal is encouraged or discouraged to submit a full proposal. by my understanding of the focus areas, my preproposal seems relevant. this announcement includes application information and criteria for proposals requesting a maximum of 0,000 in total federal funding for up to a two-year period.: are letters of support/references required at the pre-proposal stage?
: for a list of sea grant national aquaculture research projects funded in cycles, please follow these links to find fy2012 and fy2014 projects. aquaculture research competition is designed to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal, or great lakes aquaculture. investigators are encouraged to meet with extension and outreach personnel during the early stages of proposal development. is a programmatic priority to support, where possible, projects that are relevant to the state sea grant program's goals in the areas of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. this includes, but is not limited to new production technologies that reduce mortality risk for aquaculture species and improve their nutritional value while reducing pressure on wild stocks.
on the availability of funds, noaa sea grant expects to have up to ,000,000 available for a national competition to fund new fy 2016 aquaculture research projects. to be considered responsive to this priority, applicants must clearly demonstrate how their specific research project will advance marine aquaculture in the short-term. the federal funding opportunity for the "noaa sea grant aquaculture research program 2014" has been published on grants. title page (two-page maximum): the title page should clearly identify the program area being addressed by starting the project title with a brief descriptive title of the proposal, followed by a hyphen and letters "pi" and the last name of the principle investigator. all proposals must respond to this required element whether or not permits are required.
it is highly recommended that applicants contact their state sea grant program prior to submission of a pre-proposal to discuss the relevancy of the proposed idea and the process for submitting a full proposal, including the required forms and content. a proposal does not need to address all three of the research topical areas (listed in b.) we have past projects funded in similar competitions (national marine aquaculture initiative) on the national marine fisheries service aquaculture funding page for cycles before 2010 (click here).. please visit and search for keyword "aquaculture," funding opportunity noaa-oar-sg-2014-2003987, or go directly to this link.. directly address major constraints that currently limit development and progress of domestic aquaculture, and specifically focus on one or more of the three following topical areas:a) research to inform pending, regulatory decisions on the local, state, or federal level leading to an information product-- such as a tool, technology, template, or model-- needed to make final decisions on a specific question regarding impacts of aquaculture.