March 1: Research proposals due to USCRP
March - April: Proposals reviewed
April 1: Proposals recommended for funding
April 15: Recommended proposals submitted to USACE
January 1 2024: Anticipated start
In fiscal year 2023, the USCRP intends to provide up to $4M for competitive academic proposals addressing the ability to collaboratively predict sediment transport processes and morphologic response to coastal processes under highly controlled conditions at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics (CHL) laboratory facility (see Appendix in RFP for additional information). The academic proposals should include funding for graduate students to help build their expertise in coastal research and develop the next generation of leaders. Researchers and students at U.S. institutions of higher education are invited to respond to this request for proposals. The period of performance for the awards is up to 4 years. The full laboratory research campaign will occur in spring 2025 at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory facility.
The USCRP seeks academic proposals that align with or support federal research priorities in sediment transport processes to address critical research needs within the coastal community and advance the state of knowledge of coastal science. Successful proposals will form interdisciplinary collaborative teams and leverage and share data and research plans with other selected projects in the research campaign. Proposals should detail collaborations, the planned laboratory scaling, and how the work will aid in validating and testing future numerical models. Capabilities and information on the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory 2D Wave Flumes and Coastal Basin with Directional Spectra Wave Generator (DSWG) are detailed in the appendix.
An informational webinar about the funding opportunity was held on Monday February 6. The slides from the webinar can be found below.
The format and content of the research proposal is described in the request for proposals (download RFP below). Research proposals are due by March 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM (EST).
All questions about this funding opportunity should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.