FY17 Fisheries Research Grant Opportunity

A total of up to $500,000 could be made available for fisheries science research projects that focus on Chesapeake Bay forage.

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has released details on requirements and the process for applying for its FY17 Fisheries Research Program grants; applications are due by January 19, 2017. The full Federal Funding Opportunity is now available; it includes comprehensive information about eligibility and the application process.

NCBO’s Fisheries Research Program seeks to enable better understanding of fisheries status, trends, and ecosystem value to inform ecosystem-based management of Chesapeake Bay species and habitats. For FY17, the Fisheries Research Program will focus on forage species and their habitat.

Better understanding of the forage base, the habitat areas critical for forage production, and predator-prey interactions is a needed step toward ecosystem-based fisheries management in the Chesapeake Bay. To support research to enable this knowledge, proposals in two topic areas are solicited:

  • Characterizing habitat quantity and quality for forage species
  • Connecting forage habitat utilization to productivity

To help potential applicants learn more about the Federal Funding Opportunity and how to apply, an informational webinar will be held November 4 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Information on the NCBO Fisheries Research Program, including examples of research projects that have been funded to date, is available. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.