Proposal Submission Guidelines

GCOOS Proposal Submission Guides and Documents

GCOOS is a certified Regional Coastal Observing System (RCOS) — a non-federal observing organization certified as meeting federal standards for data gathering and management. This certification means that our data has the full backing of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Core funding for GCOOS operations comes from a series of competitive five-year grants awarded by IOOS that support the administration and implementation of the regional observing system. As part of that implementation, GCOOS provides sub-awards to Principal Investigators through a competitive process.

Periodically, GCOOS may also offer sub-awards related to other funding opportunities, including the Inflation Reduction Act. Submission guidelines are outlined below as they are available.

GCOOS Year 4 Sub-Award Budget Submission Process

Please note: We are NOT currently accepting any new proposals.

Principal Investigators submitting Year 4 sub-award funding proposals to GCOOS should work with the sponsored programs office at their institutions to submit the proposal package electronically to the TAMU Sponsored Research Services Office.

Each sub-award package must include the following:

Additional Inclusions:

Other documents that might be requested:

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Funding Proposals

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Office is asking GCOOS for a proposal for three-year projects in support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Congressional funding has been approved under Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF) to support (a.) improved and enhanced coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes observing systems and (b.) to enhance associated sharing and integration of Federal and non-Federal data.

Each BIL award submission must contain the the following

Points of Contact for All Submissions


Jorge Brenner
GCOOS Executive Director
Mobile: 361-696-1776

TAMU Office of Sponsored Research Services

Lyndal Arceneaux
Senior Proposal Administrator II
Texas A&M University
Office: 979-862-2465