American Lobster Research Program

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2021-2006808

Research Priorities

Research topics suitable for study on American lobster under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) should have a geographic focus on the Gulf of Maine, Georges Banks, and/or southern New England and address one or more of the following:

  • Life history parameters, including but not limited to impacts of ocean acidification;
  • Distribution and abundance, including but not limited to ecosystem shifts;
  • Species interactions; and/or
  • Bait alternatives.

Pending appropriation of funds, Sea Grant anticipates awarding between five to 10 research projects totaling between $1 million and $2 million dollars in FY21. Projects must have a maximum duration of two years.

The American Lobster Research Program is part of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Initiative and is a competition run by NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office, not the Lobster Regional Extension Program. Information about the competition can be found here and on Questions about the competition should be sent to