NOAA Fisheries seeks applications that demonstrate direct benefits to the U.S. fishing and marine aquaculture industries and applications which involve:
* Fishing or aquaculture community participation aimed at helping seafood communities to resolve issues that affect their ability to fish or farm.
* Making full use of those species that are currently under federal or state fishery management plans.
* Addressing the socioeconomic impacts of overfishing and overcapacity.
U.S. fisheries include any commercial fishery, recreational fishery, or marine aquaculture operation that is, or may be, engaged in by citizens or nationals of the United States or other eligible applicants. The competition is open to applicants from a variety of sectors, including individuals, industry, academia, and state and local governments.
Federal employees may not serve as Principal Investigators or Co-Principal Investigators (CoPIs) on any application. However, they may be included as a project partner. NOAA personnel (both federal employees and contractors) cannot serve as CoPIs, but they can be listed as project partners.
Please join NOAA Fisheries on Thursday, July 9 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm ET for an informational webinar outlining the process for applying to the FY21 S-K Grant Competition. A Q&A session will follow immediately after the webinar presentation.