Apr 6, 2018

Request for Applications: USDA NIFA Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program

NIFA requests applications for the Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program (henceforth, Aquaculture Research program) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The amount available for support of this program in FY 2018 is approximately $1.2 million. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 17, 2018.

The NIFA Aquaculture Research program will fund applied aquaculture research projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry; and focus on one or more of the following Program Area Priorities: 1) Genetics of commercial aquaculture species; 2) Critical disease issues impacting commercial aquaculture species; 3) Design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; or 4) Economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.

The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. by generating new science-based information and technology to address industry constraints. Results of projects supported by this program are intended to help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, expand markets for U.S. produced products, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America.

Click here to view the Request for Applications (RFA), program information, and link to apply for a grant (