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Request for Proposals: Mariculture Joint Innovation Projects

April 21, 2023

Mariculture Joint Innovation Projects

Closing Date: May 31, 2023 @ 5 pm AKST

AFDF is soliciting proposals from individuals, companies, or organizations, as part of a new program designed to accelerate innovation in the Alaska mariculture industry by funding applied research and development projects which address barriers to growth in Alaska’s mariculture industry. Through this competitive RFP process, AFDF will select, and fund Joint Innovation Projects proposed by businesses (hatcheries/nurseries, aquatic farmers, processors, technology companies), or other eligible organizations. Findings and data from these projects will be compiled into reports and distributed to the public, ensuring benefits are available to all current or future industry participants, and the public in general.

Selected proposals will be funded for a timeline of up to 18-month projects. Start dates must be between July 1 to December 31, 2023. The number of projects funded and award amount will depend on the quantity and quality of proposals received. Proposals may only request funding up to $100,000. Matching funds are not required, but will score extra points.

For more information and to learn how to apply, download the full RFP here.