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June 3, 2013

United States

Webinar on Science Funding Opportunities for USA Aquaculture


The Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture, formally known as the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture, is pleased to announce an interagency project intended to provide information on funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  This basic science-focused granting agency has numerous directorates and programs that can support basic science questions and projects related to aquaculture.  Many in the USA aquaculture science community are familiar with competitive funding programs related to aquaculture in USDA or NOAA.  This webinar will inform about funding opportunities, tips and strategies to compete for funding at NSF.



National Science Foundation (NSF) Webinar

Aquaculture-Related Research Opportunities Webinar Logistics

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Starting Time: The Webinar will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Monday, June 3, 2013.


Sign-Up for the Audio-Only Broadcast Via Your Phone: USA participants dial 1-888-994-8789 or 1-517-308-9093 and announce the passcode “Aquaculture” for the  listen-only mode.  For the Internet portion of the Webinar, see the registration information below.


Q&A Session: Questions will be accepted via live audio and WebEx chat for reply during the announced Q&A period.


Handouts/Slides: Presentation slides will be made available after the webinar.


To Get Help: Send private WebEx chat to the meeting host or call WebEx at 1-800-857-8777 and press 0 for technical support.



The Program for the Webinar


If you have ever wondered how or where you could find funding support for your basic aquaculture-related research questions, this webinar is for you.  This is the first webinar organized by the Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (IWG-A).*  During the webinar, an overview of diverse funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be presented.  Particular emphasis will be on programs in the Biological Sciences Directorate, but additional programs related to Ocean Sciences, Engineering, and Educational research will be covered.  Tips for funding success and examples of awards for aquaculture-related research will highlight the means and opportunities available to scientists with basic research questions related to aquaculture.  Highlights of the NSF merit review process, the role of reviewers, and suggestions for how to get more involved in the peer review process will also be presented.


Interested participants should use the link below to register for the meeting and to receive more detailed instructions.  Video streaming is limited to the first 500 participants, but additional listeners will have the option to download slide presentations and listen to the audio.


To Register for the Webinar (Internet Video): Click on the following link:  Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.  Questions and Help: stellis@nsf.govCaptioning: Go to: and enter event confirmation # 2157322 from a separate browser page to view streaming captions.


The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to:


* The Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture (formerly known as the Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture-JSA) is part of the Life Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).  The NSTC functions under the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President.


Sources: 1. Aquacontacts Mail Group News (USDA).  From: Gary Jensen (  Special Webinar Scheduled on Aquaculture-Related Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF)—July 16.  June 3, 2013.  2.  National Science Foundation (NSF) Webinar Aquaculture-Related Research Opportunities Webinar Logistics—Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  PDF  Received June 3, 2013.  3. NSF Webinar/Aquaculture-Related Research Opportunities.  PDF Received June 3, 2013.


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