Subject to the availability of federal funding in fiscal year 2024 (FY24), it is anticipated that approximately $4M may be available to fund academic projects for proposals that address program priorities by re-investing in previously collected data and resources to explore new science questions, hypotheses, and problems. Though the data should be from a previous collection effort (USCRP is not funding new data collection for this RFP), the data do not need to be from previously funded USCRP projects (although encouraged). Previous data sets not collected by USCRP projects must address at least one of the USCRP research priorities of long-term coastal processes, extreme events, or human and ecosystem health. These 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 (RFP). Preference will be given to researchers and students who are U.S. citizens. The period of performance for the awards is up to 2 years.
The USCRP seeks academic proposals that address at least one of the USCRP research priorities of long-term coastal processes, extreme events, or human and ecosystem health by leveraging existing data and resources to continue analysis or explore new science questions, hypotheses, and challenges. Reinvesting in previously collected datasets and collaborating with other researchers, has the potential for new and significant findings that address challenges faced by coastal communities. Additionally, allowing new students to work with existing data towards a new analysis, supports the USCRP goal of supporting the next generation of coastal researchers.
Data applied in the proposed study does not need to be from previously funded USCRP projects but should address one of the three research priorities listed previously. Those interested in learning about existing USCRP data and resources from past USCRP projects can query the USCRP Project Database.
Informational Webinar: An informational webinar about the funding opportunity was held on Friday January 19 at 1 PM ET. The information webinar slides are below and the recording can be accessed HERE. Please email email@example.com for the password to access the recording.
The format and content of the research proposal is described in the request for proposals (download RFP below).
Applicants must submit pre-proposals to USCRP by February 1, 2024 11:59 PM (EST) and full proposals by March 1, 2024 11:59 PM (EST).
All questions about this funding opportunity should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.