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USDA Special Research Grants for Aquaculture Research Program – Due 04/15/24

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Special Research Grants for Aquaculture Research Program



Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)


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The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Over the long term, results of projects supported by this program may help improve the profitability of the U.S. aquaculture industry, reduce the U.S. trade deficit, increase domestic food security, provide markets for U.S.-produced grain products, increase domestic aquaculture business investment opportunities, and provide more jobs for rural and coastal America.

The Aquaculture Research program will fund projects that directly address major constraints to the U.S. aquaculture industry and focus on one or more of the following program priorities:

  1. genetics of commercial aquaculture species;

  2. critical disease issues impacting aquaculture species;

  3. design of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture production systems; and

  4. economic research for increasing aquaculture profitability.  


  • State agricultural experiment stations

  • Colleges and universities

  • University research foundations

  • Other research institutions and organizations

  • Federal agencies

  • National laboratories

  • Private organizations or corporations

  • Individuals (U.S. citizens)


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Applications Due April 15, 2024



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