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Research-Practice Grants
Award Year 2017 Topic: Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region
A funding opportunity of the Gulf Research Program in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Full proposal deadline: December 14, 2016 (only open to applicants who submitted a letter of intent)
Informational webinar: August 11, 2016 (watch the recording)
Complete information about the Award Year 2017 topic, application instructions, and eligibility requirements
This is a broad call for scientifically-valid research and practice projects that will develop information, test strategies, and provide evidence that can be used by communities to enhance their resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change, severe weather, and major environmental disasters, in ways that also improve well-being.

Grant Type Description
The Gulf Research Program’s research-practice grants support scientifically-sound research and practice projects that will develop and test information and strategies that can be used immediately by the public, public agencies, educators, community groups, policymakers and other decision makers and individuals to guide actions and plans. Proposed projects should bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of the information and strategies generated so that all relevant perspectives inform possible approaches to advancing the science and practice. Projects must be hypothesis-driven and seek to improve both science and practice. Research for which pathways for translation, application, implementation, and dissemination are not clear would not be a good fit for this grant type.

Past Grant Information and Awardees

Exploratory Grants – Award Year  2016
Grants of up to two years to support innovative work on scenario planning to advance safety culture and minimize risk in offshore oil and gas operations or to inform coastal community planning and response to environmental change in regions with offshore oil and gas operations.
(Awards will be made in fall 2016.)

Synthesis Grants – Award Year  2016
Two-year grants for projects that use scientific synthesis connecting environmental, social, and/or health data to advance understanding of the short- and long-term impacts of offshore oil and gas operations on human communities in coastal regions adjacent to the U.S. outer continental shelf, or to advance study design, tools, models and technologies for assessing human exposure to environmental contaminants, including acute or chronic exposures related to oil spills and other sudden and large-scale environmental disasters, and related impacts on individuals and populations.

Capacity Building Grants – Award Year  2016
Grants of up to two years to support work to enhance community networks that improve coastal environments, health, and well-being.

Exploratory Grants – Award Year  2015
One-year grants intended to catalyze innovative thinking about how to effectively educate and train offshore oil and gas and health professionals, or how to improve understanding of links between human wellbeing and ecosystem services related to oil and gas production.
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Data Synthesis Grants – Award Year 2015
Two-year grants for activities that synthesize existing data that could inform efforts to restore and maintain the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem services, or that enhance understanding of the Deep Gulf or its physical and biological connectivity to coastal communities.
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