AMES, Iowa – The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is seeking pre-proposals in research and outreach that support the aquaculture industry in the North Central Region. There is approximately $1,000,000 available to fund projects for up to two years starting in 2021.
Aquaculture researchers and extension specialists interested in applying for the next funding cycle can access the RFP for submitting pre-proposals for the projects by following the link at the bottom of this page. Information from the 2020 Listening Sessions held in Columbus, Ohio, should be used to develop pre-proposals that address industry needs --- see https://www.ncrac.org/ncrac-2020-conference-listening-sessions-summary.
A requirement for all pre-proposals is that they include three letters of support from industry members not directly associated with the proposed project. Individuals wishing to contact industry members involved in the 2020 Listening Sessions can contact Matt Smith email@example.com or any members of the NCRAC Extension Committee https://www.ncrac.org/people-categories/technical-committee---extension. Letters of support from industry members not directly involved in these listening sessions are also welcomed. These letters can be submitted electronically with the pre-proposal as PDF/Word or as jpg files.