SAIC is pleased to launch a rapid call for ambitious, collaborative proposals aligned clearly with Scotland’s Farmed Fish Health Framework.
Proposals are encouraged for innovation projects that will deliver broad benefit to the Scottish industry, by:
- Developing new knowledge on underlying causes of farmed fish mortality (salmon, trout, cleanerfish) and associated practical tools;
- Advancing hydrodynamic and other modelling types to manage sea lice infection pressure, complementary to other environmental models used to support optimal site identification and disease management areas;
- New or improved treatments against pathogens or parasites, which offer environmental benefits.
Partnerships must involve more than one company, ideally bringing together supply chain and producers. Proposals involving multi-annual work plans will be within scope. The standard SAIC model will apply, i.e. industry-led consortia, with Scottish HEIs being eligible to claim 80% of Full Economic Costs, matched by industry. Research institutions are eligible to participate as sub-contractors. For suitably impactful proposals, a grant rate of up to 66% will be allowable, with total project costs expected to be in the range £150,000 to £500,000.
If this is of interest, urgent action is required.
However, please note that other funding applications aligned with SAIC Priority Innovation Areas 1-4 may still be submitted during and outwith this special call, through the usual means.
Expression of Interest submission deadline is 28 March 2019 at 17:00. For shortlisted EoIs, the deadline for submitting full project proposals (including budget details) will be 29 April 2019 at 17:00. It is expected that successful applicants will be notified mid-May 2019, after which fully signed contracts must be submitted by end of June 2019.
How to apply and more information:
To discuss, please contact the SAIC projects team on 01786 278318 or email@example.com
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