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2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative

Proposals are due to Sea Grant programs by March 2, 2018; Sea Grant programs must then submit proposals to grants.gov by March 30, 2018.

Depending on appropriations, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program (NOAA Sea Grant) expects to have available a total of $7,000,000 to $11,500,000 across fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of the Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI). As part of the NAI, this competition is designed to foster the expansion of a sustainable U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by addressing one or more of the following priorities:

  • (a) supporting the development of emerging systems or technologies that will advance aquaculture in the U.S., including projects that will help stimulate aquaculture production by nascent industries;
  • (b) developing and implementing actionable methods of communicating accurate, science based messages and information about the benefits and risks of U.S. marine aquaculture to the public; and
  • (c) increasing the resiliency of aquaculture systems to natural hazards and changing conditions.

Eligibility: The following entities are eligible and encouraged to participate in this funding opportunity, in conjunction with a Sea Grant program: any individual; any public or private corporation, partnership, or other association or entity (including any Sea Grant College, Sea Grant Institute or other institution); or any State, political subdivision of a State, Tribal government or agency or officer thereof. Federal agencies and their personnel are not permitted to receive federal funding under this competition; however, federal scientists and other employees can serve as uncompensated partners or co-Principal Investigators on applications. Federal labs and offices can also make available specialized expertise, facilities or equipment to applicants but cannot be compensated under this competition for their use, nor can the value of such assets be used as match.

Full announcement (pdf): 2018 Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative

Funding opportunity number NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005489 (complete FFO and application package available via grants.gov)

More information on Sea Grant's work on and support of aquaculture 

 

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship

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APPLICATIONS DUE: Thursday, March 15, 2018

To continue the spirit and good work of long-time coastal sustainability extension agent Peter Joseph Rappa, the Sea Grant College Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has created a memorial fellowship. The Sustainable Coastal Development (SCD) Fellow will be involved in training and research to better understand aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience conducted within several of the Hawai‘i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence including the Center of Excellence for Smart Building and Community Design and the Center of Excellence for Climate and Coastal Science and Resilience.

Hawai‘i’s communities statewide are engaging their natural, social, and built environments in efforts to better manage issues that affect their livability, sustainability and resiliency. The SCD Fellow will further their knowledge and understanding of sustainable coastal development through research, extension, and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation.

One of the Rappa Fellows will be placed with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency this year and one fellow will be placed on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus at Hawai‘i Sea Grant.

Potential project/work topics:

  • In cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (www.ResilientOahu.org):
    • Conduct research and data collection in support of Honolulu’s development of a Resilience Strategy under the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program;
    • Conduct research on municipal highly reflective, blue, and/or vegetated roof codes, ordinances, and incentives;
    • Conduct research on municipal tree planting campaigns and review municipal tree/urban forest ordinances; and/or
    • Conduct research on municipal open space and green infrastructure analyses and investment plans.
  • Develop a Hawai‘i Coastal Dune Restoration Manual to teach residents and land stewards the methods and procedures for restoring and/or managing coastal dunes.
  • Apply NOAA runoff, impervious surface, and habitat modeling tools in the context of the Ala Wai Watershed to support the Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration and the UHM SMART Ala Wai Project (Strategic Monitoring and Resilience Training in the Ala Wai Watershed).

The SCD Fellow will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of Hawai‘i Sea Grant through shadowing extension faculty and participating in activities as scheduling permits.

Requirements (Who is eligible?)

  • All full-time undergraduates or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university or community college are eligible to apply for the SCD Fellowship

Location:

  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology (SOEST) or City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency

Supervisor:

  • Dr. Darren Lerner, Director, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

Length of Fellowship

  • 8-weeks full time (40 hour/week) summer fellowship (June-August)

Stipend:

  • $5,500

Application components

  • Cover Letter (2 pages maximum)
    • The cover letter should describe the applicant’s goals with an emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the Rappa Fellowship program
  • Resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two reference letters

Application Submission:

            Please submit via email to:

            Maya Walton, Program Leader

            University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

            waltonm@hawaii.edu

            (808) 956-6992

Download announcement HERE

Selection of finalists

Finalists will be selected by a review panel and will be contacted for interviews during the week of April 2, 2018. Final decisions will be made by April 15, 2018 and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week.

Knauss Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Important dates and deadlines

  • Friday Feb. 23, 2018 5pm: applications due to Hawaii Sea Grant
  • Feb. 1, 2019 start date for Knauss Fellowship in Washington DC

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Hawai'i Sea Grant. Please contact Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Program Leader, Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than six (6) applicants will be submitted to the NSGO according to criteria used in the national competition. The selection process and notification to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will be completed by June of 2018.

For further details, visit: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss

Read full announcement HERE

Coastal Management Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Important dates and deadlines

  • Friday Jan 19, 2018: applications due to Hawaii Sea Grant
  • August 2018 start date for Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. A reminder that students are eligible to apply if they completed or plan to complete their master's, doctoral, or professional degrees between January 1, 2018 and July 31, 2018.

For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website at: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

Read full announcement HERE

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Due date: Applications are due to Hawai'i Sea Grant by 5:00 PM, January 26, 2018.

The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new PhD fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers and Laboratories.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu.

Full announcement: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship (NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005442) http://seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship

Read full announcement HERE

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship 

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Due date: Applications are due to Hawai'i Sea Grant by 5:00 PM, January 26, 2018.

The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers and Laboratories.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu.

Full announcement: Marine Resource Economics Fellowship (NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005450) http://seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship

Read full announcement HERE

NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

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Short description (1-2 paragraphs) due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by 5 pm Hawai‘i Standard Time on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Final proposals due to the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program by 5 pm Hawai‘i Standard Time on April 10, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by April 18, 2017).

For the “Addressing Impediments” competition only, Hawai‘i Sea Grant is allowed to submit a maximum of three proposals to NOAA. Therefore, for Principal Investigators who are interested in submitting a proposal to this competition please send a short description (1-2 paragraphs) of each proposal idea directly to Hawai‘i Sea Grant (seagrant@hawaii.edu) by 5 pm on March 24, 2017. Hawai‘i Sea Grant will assemble a small panel of experts who will use the proposal review criteria in the FFO to help us create a short list of three proposals. We plan to provide feedback to Principal Investigators by April 3, 2017 as to whether their proposal will be one of three put forward to NOAA. The Principal Investigators must then develop the full proposal and submit it to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by April 10, 2017.

More information regarding this competition can be found in the official FFO.
Or download the pdf HERE

NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

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Letter of Intent due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by (seagrant@hawaii.edu) March 22, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by March 28, 2017).

Final proposals due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by April 24, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by May 9, 2017).

More information regarding this competition can be found in the official FFO.
Or download the pdf HERE

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Darren Okimoto, Associate Director, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (okimotod@hawaii.edu).