Current Grant Opportunities|
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
Letter of intent deadline: October 5, 2016
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.
Capacity Building Grants
Award Year 2016 Topic: Enhancing Community Networks that Improve Coastal Environments, Health, and Well-being
No new letters of intent are being accepted
Full proposal deadline: September 14, 2016
Complete information about the Award Year 2016 topic, application instructions, and eligibility requirements
Grant Type Description
The Gulf Research Program's capacity building grants support projects conducted by community or regionally-focused organizations that seek to advance understanding of how science can serve community needs and to extend the use of such information to address coastal challenges. Proposed projects should seek to improve the capacity of organizations by supporting the development, expansion, testing, and evaluation of strategies, programs, and approaches for achieving these goals. For the purposes of these grants, “community and regionally-focused organizations” are defined as nonprofit and nonacademic entities that support educational, service, and/or coordination activities and that typically include some engagement of community residents, decision-makers, and/or leaders at a regional, state, or local level. Partnerships with academic organizations are allowed, but project leadership and management should be in the hands of the applying nonprofit organization. Each award year will focus on a different topic.
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.
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.
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.