Attention Aquaculturists: USDA Grant Opportunity

USDA-NIFA-Foundational-GrantsThe US Dept. of Agriculture announces this year’s RFA (Request For Applications) for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program’s Phase I grants. With $9 million in funding, individual businesses may be awarded up to $100,000 for a project to prove concept or feasibility. After which a larger Phase II round of funding may be sought for further development. This year’s aquaculture topic focuses on developing new technologies necessary for the expansion of the aquaculture industry, with the following subtopics:

  • Reproductive Efficiency
  • Genetic Improvement
  • Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Management
  • Improved Production Systems and Management Strategies
  • Plant Production Systems

Applications are due by October 8, 2015.

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