ABEC Mariculture Innovation Research Fund RFP

The Alaska Blue Economy Center is soliciting proposals for applied mariculture research funding. Projects must be conducted in Alaska by University of Alaska faculty and staff who have partnered with mariculture industry stakeholders on applied research. The maximum award is $200,000. The following project categories have been identified as priority opportunities for development of the mariculture industry in Alaska. Applicants with projects of relevance are encouraged to apply:

  • Integration of macroalgae mariculture into salmon hatchery operations
  • Innovations in commercial Nereocystis sp. farming
  • Innovations in macroalgae processing
  • Shellfish stock/fishery enhancement

Proposals must be emailed to abec.grants@alaska.edu with the subject line: “MIRF: (project title).”

The first review of submissions will take place for proposals submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Alaska) on Monday, May 22, 2023. Subsequent submissions will be reviewed quarterly on a rolling basis until the fund has been fully awarded.

Additional information may be found at this link.

Please contact abec.grants@alaska.edu with any questions.