2019 Call for Proposals

In 2019, the USCRP is providing approximately $5M in competitive awards for academic proposals addressing the topics described below. The intent is assisting academic institutions in funding coastal and nearshore processes graduate students to address critical research needs within the coastal community, advancing the state of knowledge, and building the future U.S. workforce.  


Two types of awards are available:

(1) Academic Research: 2-3-year awards addressing strategic needs; and

(2) Student Challenges: 1-2 year awards targeting short-term, focused, student driven initiatives.


In December 2018, the US Coastal Research Program will advertise Requests for Statements of Interest (rSOI) through the Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit (CESU) National Network (http://www.cesu.psu.edu). There will be one rSOI advertised for each research topic described in the USCRP Research Awards Flyer (available below), and will detail the approximate total funding available in that topical area.

If interested in a particular topical area, academic researchers will submit two-page statements of interest (SOI)* which will be reviewed and ranked by the USCRP team. Top SOIs will then submit full proposals for review, selection, and awarding following the general schedule below. 

For questions about submitting, please contact Julie Rosati Julie.D.Rosati@usace.army.mil or 

Mary Cialone, Mary.A.Cialone@usace.army.mil.


General Schedule (subject to change):

1 Nov 2018: Call for USCRP 2019 Academic Proposals

15 Dec 2018: rSOIs advertised

19 Dec 2018: Informational webinar on proposal process, hosted by USCRP – webinar info to follow

15 Jan 2019: 2-page Statements of Interest* submitted by researchers to proposals@uscoastalresearch.org

End Jan 2019:  Top selected candidates will be notified to submit full proposals

End Feb 2019:  Full proposals due

End May 2019: Proposals awarded


*Information required in the 2-page SOI:

1. Name, Organization and Contact Information 

2. Brief Statement of Qualifications (including): 

a. Biographical Sketch, 

b. Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects, 

c. Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise, 

d. Any brief description of capabilities to successfully complete the project you may wish to add (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.).

USCRP Research Awards Flyer2 (pdf)

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