In 2020, the USCRP is providing up to $5M for competitive academic proposals addressing the topics described below. Academic proposals should align with or support federal research priorities to address critical research needs within the coastal community and advance the state of knowledge. These academic awards will also fund graduate students to help build the future U.S. coastal workforce.
To inform potential academic proposers applying for 2020 funding, USCRP hosted two identical virtual workshops for federal agencies to communicate their high priority coastal research and development activities and to identify knowledge gaps. The two identical webinars were held from 2-3:30 pm eastern time on January 15 and 16 to provide an overview of USCRP agencies' research priorities and the 2020 proposal process. Both of the following topics were discussed on each identical webinar:
· Long-term processes and coastal response along open coast shoreline (sea level changes; future storms; sediment supplies; land use changes), and
· Processes influencing the ability of estuarine ecosystems to provide 1) storm protection, 2) economic benefit, and/or 3) critical habitat.
If interested in the 2020 funding opportunity, academic researchers should indicate interest in research priorities to USCRP via a Google Form (see below) and attend a research priority-specific meeting prior to submitting for this funding opportunity.
Please indicate your interest in submitting a proposal to one of the research topic areas using this Google Form before January 24. Academics who sign up through the Google Form will have their contact information forwarded to federal researchers. The PI for each federal research theme will contact you regarding a topic-specific meeting where you can discuss science questions and more technical aspects of the research.
This is a 2-part proposal process. In order to compete for funding, applicants should submit two proposals:
1) Two-page Statement of Interest describing experience and qualifications through the
Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units (CESU) Network, and
2) Five-page research proposal describing the planned work to ASBPA due February 26.
A Request for Proposals for #2 above will be advertised by January 24. SOIs will be due 10 days after the CESU posting. Details of proposal package requirements will be discussed during the virtual workshops, posted on this website, and distributed to the USCRP members’ mailing list as they become available. Please join as a member here.