Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Early Career Research Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant. Potential fellows must ensure compliance with their institution’s requirements for applications for external funding. Funds cannot be used on institutional overhead or indirect charges. Detailed information can be found in the Early-Career Research Fellowship sample grant agreement for public and private institutions.

Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative – 4th Request For Proposals

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to offer the fourth Request For Proposals (RFP) under the Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative. The Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative is a partnership between Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that establishes an independent and coordinated effort among public and private research entities to develop prevention, control and mitigation technologies and approaches that will decrease the impacts of Florida red tide on the environment, economy and quality of life in Florida. Floridians have rightfully demanded solutions to address red tide, and in June 2019, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law 379.2273 Florida Statutes to establish and support the Florida Red Tide Mitigation & Technology Development Initiative as partnership between Mote—a 64-year leader of independent, entrepreneurial and nonprofit marine research with decades of red tide science—and FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the primary state-government entity focused on Florida red tide. The bill provides a $3-million appropriation from the General Revenue Fund each year for six years ($18-million total), and FWC will award funds to Mote to achieve the goals of the Initiative.

Florida Wildlife Commission – Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s HAB Grant Program 2022-24 Call for Proposals

FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Grant Program supports projects that address  priority recommendations of the HAB Task Force. Annual funding opportunities may be provided by either competitive or targeted solicitations. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC), Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is seeking grant applications to address selected recommendations of the Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force regarding red tide (Karenia brevis) blooms. This program is intended to deliver progress in the identified focal areas. This round of funding supports a limited subset of recommendations, in particular priorities identified in Consensus Document #2: Progress and Recommendations Regarding Red Tide (Karenia brevis) Blooms pages 14-15. The selected vendor(s) project(s) will address one or more of the following:

  1. Improve the ability to evaluate the severity of Karenia brevis blooms and the broad socioeconomic impacts from blooms for consistent, comparable measurements across years.
  2. Develop ecological models that predict the initiation, progress, or termination of Karenia brevis blooms and their impacts.
  3. Improve early detection of Karenia brevis  and brevetoxins to enhance rapid response.

Eligible projects must have a scope of work limited to 18 months. Project budgets should not exceed $300,000 for an 18-month project period beginning January 2, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024. Projects must be outcome driven and provide substantial deliverables (tangible products or outputs).

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) -America the Beautiful Challenge 2022 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), through anticipated cooperative agreements from the Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is pleased to announce the launch of the America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP). The ATBC vision is to streamline grant funding opportunities for new voluntary conservation and restoration projects around the United States. This Request for Proposals is a first step toward consolidating funding from multiple federal agencies and the private sector to enable applicants to conceive and develop large-scale, locally led projects that address shared funder priorities spanning public and private lands. In year one of the ATBC approximately $85 million will be awarded in nationwide funding to advance the America the Beautiful Initiative and its goals to connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon which we all depend.

Living Planet Fellowship (LFP)

The LPF aims at supporting the new generation of scientists in ESA Member States to undertake cutting-edge research in Earth Observation and Earth System Science, maximise the scientific impact of ESA missions and European EO capacity and respond to the main challenges of the ESA science strategy. This call is motivated by the urgent need to foster the new generation of scientists to develop advanced science-based solutions that respond to the major challenges that society is facing in the onset of this century. With this call ESA plans to support a new set of research post-doctoral positions to be co-funded by ESA with a maximum overall price of 110KEuro. This call includes also important new opportunities: e.g.,

  • An option to support the scientific use of cloud computing capabilities,
  • An option to support small ground-based experiments and in-situ data collection,
  • A new visiting scientist scheme to join the new ESA Earth System Science Hub.
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OceanHackWeek 2022: A Hybrid Workshop to Explore Data Science in Oceanography

OceanHackWeek is a hands-on, interactive hybrid in-person and virtual workshop focused on data science and oceanography that will be held during August 15-19, 2022. Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking! This year, the workshop will take a hybrid form consisting of a global virtual event and six regional satellite events that are either in-person or hybrid. Participants can apply for being in one of the regional satellites or the virtual global event. Regional satellite events are connected closely with the global virtual event, while providing additional collaboration and networking opportunities on a regional basis.

Gulf of Mexico Alliance

GOMA offers a comprehensive listing of funding opportunities related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, as well as other funding opportunities in the Gulf.

Restore Science Program

The Restore Science Program offers a comprehensive listing of funding opportunities. The science and restoration programs working in the Gulf of Mexico understand the need for stakeholders to remain informed of future funding opportunities. To this end, they have collectively developed a calendar consolidating currently planned funding opportunities in order to keep stakeholders informed and help grant applicants plan ahead and submit their high-quality applications to the appropriate funding opportunity.

Restore America’s Estuaries – 2022 Coastal Watersheds Grant

Restore America’s Estuaries is pleased to announce the availa2022 NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant. RAE will select grantees through a two-step process: 1) letters of intent (LOI); and 2) full proposals by invitation only. LOIs are due on Friday, May 27, 2022. Only projects occurring within the specified geographic eligibility areas may receive funding. Project funding will range between $75,000 and $250,000, resulting in roughly three to ten total subawards per funding year depending on the breakdown of the requests.