|January - February||
RFP published, once approved. AO prepares and submits Annual Accomplishment Report to NIFA, disseminates requests for commitee nominations, and solicits & prepares Congressional testimonies
|March||March 14, 2016 Pre-Proposals due in WRAC Administrative Office|
|April||Executive Committee (EC) reviews Pre-Proposals & presents recommendations to Board of Directors (Board)|
Mid month Board Meeting to review recommendations of EC. Notification letters are sent to PIs regarding Pre-Proposals
Full Proposals Due
|July-August||External Reviews for Full Proposals|
2016 Industry Advisory Council/Technical Committee (IAC/TC) hold joint Meeting. Lead PIs present Full Proposals. IAC/TC provides recommendations to Board.
2016 Board Meeting: Members review external reviewer comments and recommendations from the IAC/TC to determine the top projects to fund for FY2017. Approved projects are recommended to NIFA for funding.
Administrative Office communicates with lead PIs of submitted full proposals regarding funding decisions for FY2017.
|Feb 29 - March 2||Aquaculture America 2012, Las Vegas, NV|
|March 5-6||Shellfish Growers Conference, Alderbrook Inn, Union, WA|