August 19, 2023 USTFA

USDA Announces Aquaculture Phase 1 SBIR/STTR Awards

Courtesy of NAA:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of over $12.5 million as part of the USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Phase I awards will support 76 small businesses conducting high-quality research that addresses critical scientific challenges and opportunities in agriculture.

The program’s aquaculture priority is supporting the following projects:

Phase I request for SBIR and STTR funding is currently accepting proposals until September 19, 2023.

The STTR program was implemented by NIFA in 2022 after USDA reached a $1 billion threshold in extramural research funding. Learn more about USDA’s SBIR-STTR programs on the NIFA website.

If you are any other individual engaged in aquaculture wishes to know more about the program and applications to it, please contact Tim Sullivan, National Program Leader, Anima Health and Aquaculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at