Funding Opportunity: Interagency Working Group on Research for Farming Seaweeds and Seagrasses

External Funding Opportunity Due June 1, 2022

The Bigelow Center for Seafood Solutions is excited to announce the request for applications for funding to support pilot studies relevant to the Interagency Working Group on Research for Farming of Seaweeds and Seagrasses, chaired by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and operating in partnership with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences' Center for Seafood Solutions.

Three $100,000 awards will be granted to academic institutions or research nonprofits leading new research endeavors aimed to (1) deacidify ocean environments, (2) produce feedstock for agriculture applications, OR (3) develop other scalable applications for seaweed, seagrasses, or products derived from them.

To apply, go to the application login page below and click "CREATE NEW ACCOUNT" to set up a new account:

https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=bigelow

All applicant eligibility and application requirements can be found on the application homepage.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022 5PM EDT

Applications will be reviewed by an academic panel and awards made this August. 
Monday, April 25, 2022
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Funding Opportunity: Ocean Acidification Education Minigrants

Proposals due February 18th, 2022

The Ocean Acidification Program education mini-grant initiative, is a competitively based program that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Education Implementation Plan and 2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. These goals are part of NOAA's efforts to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEI&A as defined in this executive order) in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in inland and underserved communities.

Proposals are due 11:59pm ET on February 18, 2022. Formal Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov


Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Proposals due February 18th, 2022

Ocean Acidification Education Minigrant Funding Opportunity

The Ocean Acidification Program education mini-grant initiative, is a competitively based program that supports coastal and ocean acidification education programs that are responsive to the goals of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Education Implementation Plan and 2021-2040 NOAA Education Strategic Plan. Priority goals include engaging diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, matching ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. These goals are part of NOAA's efforts to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEI&A as defined in this executive order) in ocean literacy, stewardship, and workforce development, particularly in inland and underserved communities.

Proposals are due 11:59pm ET on February 18, 2022. Formal Notice of Funding Opportunity on grants.gov



Wednesday, December 22, 2021
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Pacific Islands Graduate Fellowship: Ocean acidification research and resilience

Letters of Intent due Dec. 14th, 2021, Full applications due March 11th, 2022

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) is supporting a competitive graduate fellowship that will support students conducting research, in pursuit of a Masters degree, related to ocean acidification (OA) in the Pacific Islands region to help fill a critical gap in capacity for OA research and monitoring in the region. OAP is seeking to fund students who would contribute to the body of knowledge on regional vulnerabilities to OA and potential solutions to build greater resilience against the impacts of OA. Successful applicants will conduct research that addresses physical/chemical oceanographic, biological, and/or socioeconomic questions and concepts. This funding call is part of a broader initiative, which involves multiple international scientific networks and capacity building organizations.

The goals of this fellowship are to (A) support early-career scientists who will provide the Pacific Islands region with ocean acidification research expertise, and (B) provide Pacific Island countries and communities with additional knowledge, information, and resources, which can be used to build greater resilience against acidification and its impacts. Please see Section III. Eligibility Information for a list of the prioritized Pacific Island countries.​ Subject to the availability of funding, OAP anticipates up to $300,000 USD total will be available to support approximately 3-6 graduate fellows, with each fellow funded at the approximate level of $20,000 - $32,000 USD per year for 2 years. Each award is intended to fund the fellow’s tuition, stipend, research budget, and/or other costs associated with completing a 2-year Masters degree program.

Informational webinar recording, presentation slides, and answers to FAQs are here. The full opportunity can be found here.  Letters of Intent due Dec. 14th, 2021. 

Example Letter of Intent: Word document, Adobe pdf

Template for Letters of Intent: Word document, Adobe pdf

Thursday, October 28, 2021
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Funding Opportunity: Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification (OA) and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Letters of Intent due October 14th, 2021

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal and Ocean Science Competitive Research Program (NCCOS/CRP) and Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Integrated Research on Coastal and Ocean Acidification (OA) and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

NOAA is soliciting proposals to address the science needs identified in the Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms: Defining a Research Agenda virtual workshop held in August 2020 (Website and Report). Proposals should address the growing need to understand interactions between OA and HABs and their cascading impacts to US coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, communities, and economies to inform management decisions. 

A letter of intent is required. The deadline for letters of intent is October 14, 2021; and full applications are due January 19, 2022.

The full announcement can be found here.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
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