Funding Opportunities

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Innovative Community Engagement Methods

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is seeking proposals from nonprofits and community based organizations (CBOs) with 501(c)(3) status that explore innovative methods or approaches to engage communities about climate change impacts on human health or community resilience. The nonprofits and CBOs must have an existing climate adaptation or disaster resilience program in the GRP’s geographic region (i.e., the coastal regions of one of the five Gulf of Mexico states or Southcentral Alaska). The GRP encourages partnerships with other organizations, institutions, academia, etc.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Building the Next Generation of STEMM Leaders in the Field of Environmental Justice

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is seeking proposals from nonprofit and community based organizations with 501(c)(3) status that have existing environmental justice (EJ) programs to cultivate the next generation of STEMM leaders (children and youth, 5 to 24 years old) in the field of environmental justice. The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is developing new programming around health and community resilience that prioritizes the needs and challenges of at-risk communities [1] that disproportionately live in unsafe and unhealthy environments. This funding opportunity seeks to build the future leaders needed to confront the complex challenges to human health and the environment in the 21st century. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support programs that cultivate the next generation of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) leaders in the GRP’s geographic regions [2] in the field of environmental justice (EJ). The GRP is accepting proposals from nonprofits and community-based organizations (CBOs) with 501(c)(3) status that have EJ programs. Preference will be given to nonprofits and CBOs that have existing EJ projects or programs for children and youth (5 to 24 years old).

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.

NOAA Ocean Exploration’s Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2022

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), also known as NOAA Ocean Exploration, is soliciting proposals to conduct or support ocean exploration resulting in outcomes that provide or enable initial assessments about unknown or poorly understood regions of U.S. waters. This funding opportunity will focus on the outcomes of the Workshop to Identify National Ocean Exploration Priorities in the Pacific hosted by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) in 2020 in partnership with OER. Proposals should support the ocean exploration topical priorities or spatial priorities in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) identified in the “Report on the Workshop to Identify National Ocean Exploration Priorities in the Pacific.”

FY2022-2023 Margaret A. Davidson Fellowship Request for Proposals

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2022 – 2023 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship request for proposals. This program offers graduate students admitted to or enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program the opportunity to conduct estuarine research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Davidson fellowship supports research projects that help scientists and communities understand the coastal challenges that will likely influence future policy and management strategies, and offers professional development opportunities geared to build the next generation of coastal professionals. Applications are due December 10th, 2021.

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.