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.

Who is eligible to apply: 

See Part III. A. Eligible Applicants in the Request for Applications (RFA) for details.

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Closing Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SRGP-006544

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,200,000

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