In 2021, the USCRP intends to provide up to $3M 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 expertise in coastal research and develop the next generation of leaders. Researchers at U.S. institutions of higher education are invited to respond. The period of performance for the awards is up to 3 years.
The 2021 proposal submittal process has closed. The format and content of the research proposal is described in the Request for Proposals (download RFP below).
The Human and Ecosystem Health in Coastal Systems virtual workshop series served to inform this call for proposals. Research proposals should address needs identified and prioritized in the workshop. Prioritized needs are detailed in the RFP Appendix. The focus of this RFP is fundamental or applied science that addresses connections between the research topics, the prioritized needs, and coastal and estuarine processes.