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.
Thank you for indicating your interest in submitting a proposal to one of the research topic areas. Academics who signed up through the Google Form are being contacted by the PI for each federal research theme. They will set up a topic-specific meeting where you can discuss science questions and more technical aspects of the research.
A six-page Research Proposal, describing the science/engineering questions and planned work, should be submitted to the American Shore and Beach Association (ASBPA) in response to this RFP by February 26. The RFP was revised to remove information pertaining to the CESU process, which is no longer a requirement.
A revised Request for Proposals can be downloaded above. Details of proposal package requirements were discussed during the virtual workshops and posted on this website. Please join as a member here.