USA.- The SEANET program invites proposals for research mini-grants that will result in research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation.
The proposals may be submitted by Principal Investigators from academic institutions, governmental agencies, aquaculture related industries or nonprofit research institutions. It is expected that the collaborators will work together to identify a research problem driven by policy or industry needs. Priority will be given to projects that address topics that directly relate to aquaculture in Washington County, ME and, ideally, coordinate with SEANET’s 2018 buoy deployment in Machias and Cobscook Bays. Example topics include: aquaculture siting for sea vegetable species Downeast; ocean acidification effects on soft-shell clam seeding in the intertidal; Downeast aquaculture coops models. Other aquaculture-related research will be considered.
Applicants should discuss their idea with the SEANET Research Director, Deborah Bouchard, or Research Coordinator, Meggan Dwyer. Click here for more information and to apply: https://umaine.edu/seanet/funding-opportunities/2018-seanet-mini-grant-rfp/