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Funding Opportunities – Finding the Perfect Fit

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Title Summary Due Date
The Link Foundation -
Full announcement

The main goals of the Link Foundation Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship are:
•  To foster ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation research
• To enhance both the theoretical and practical knowledge and applications of ocean engineering and ocean instrumentation research
• To disseminate the results of that research through lectures, seminars and publications.


March 25, 2019
Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
Full announcement

This subelement is focused on research proposals having great urgency for action involving quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic extreme events and/or similar unanticipated or unpredictable events that fall outside the norm. Examples are major fires, volcanic eruptions, 100-year floods, episodes of severe and large-scale environmental pollution, harmful algal blooms, coral bleaching events, and other unexpected large-scale events causing rapid environmental change. The proposal must include clear statements as to 1) why the proposed research is of an urgent nature, 2) why the proposed research is of high significance and likely to have a long-lasting impact, 3) why this ROSES program element is the only feasible mechanism to request NASA support for the proposed work, and 4) a detailed plan on data dissemination and sharing.

March 27, 2019
2019 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program
Full announcement

The mission of the National Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP) is to support the development of technological solutions and changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species (including ESA-listed fish, marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles) and to reduce impacts to invertebrates (including sponges, deep-sea corals, and shallow (tropical) corals.) In addition, BREP may support projects that quantify post-release mortality and identify ways to minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species (including post-release injury and mortality).  Projects should produce outcomes that can directly influence management needs of federally managed living marine resources. 12 month period of performance, no cost share required.  Required Pre-proposals must be received by electronic mail to the BREP National Program Coordinator (NMFS.HQ.BREP@noaa.gov) by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2019.

March 29, 2019
Terrestrial Ecosystem Science
Full announcement

The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) program in the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announces its interest in receiving research applications seeking to improve the understanding and representation of terrestrial ecosystems in ways that advance Earth system model parameterizations and capabilities. This FOA will consider applications that utilize and couple measurements, experiments, modeling and/or synthesis of terrestrial ecosystems across a continuum from the subsurface to the top of the vegetated canopy and from molecular to global scales. TES hereby announces its interest in grant applications that advance the understanding and predictive representation of terrestrial ecosystem in the following areas: 1) Interactions and feedbacks between aboveground and belowground processes; and, 2) The role of disturbance at the terrestrial-aquatic interface. Applicants are required to pose their research applications in the context of representing terrestrial ecosystem processes in ways that improve the predictability of Earth system models.

March 29, 2019
Waitt Foundation -
Rapid Ocean Conservation Grants Program
Full announcement

Grants will fund projects related to the Waitt Foundation mission of supporting sustainable fishing and marine protected areas (MPAs). This includes sub themes such as Scientific Research, Policy, Management, and Communications. Proposals for grants up to $10,000 will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis. Proposals up to $15,000 will be considered, but granted highly infrequently.

March 31, 2019
Ocean Solutions Accelerator
Full announcement

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is launching the Second Wave Cohort of the Ocean Solutions Accelerator to support 15 of the world’s most brilliant startups focused on improving the health of the ocean. The Ocean Solution Accelerator partners with founders to provide the guidance and resources needed to scale their businesses. We provide startups with US$25,000 investment and access to an 8-week leadership and development program in the San Francisco Bay Area — spanning from September 3 to October 17, 2019.

March 31, 2019
Oregon Sea Grant -
2020-2022 Biennial Research Competition
Full announcement

The Oregon Sea Grant College Program invites preliminary proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for two-year research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. Each proposal must include an outreach or engagement component designed to inform and / or engage stakeholders and information users with the research. Research objectives include: understanding impacts of coastal hazards; critical coastal issues; market and non-market aspects; resilience and sustainability of Pacific Northwest coastal and marine species or habitats. $115,000 maximum request/year. 50% non-federal cost share required. Pre-proposal required.

April 1, 2019
Bureau of Reclamation - Pacific Northwest Region -
Coordination and Development of Habitat Projects in the Upper Columbia
Full announcement

Objectives of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)The objective of this FOA is to fund, in the Upper Columbia Basin, eligible entities to:
     (1) support and participate in processes that prioritize and encourage habitat improvement actions,
  (2) identify and develop high priority habitat improvement opportunities,
  (3) conduct implementation and compliance monitoring,
  (4) mesh research and monitoring efforts with implementation of projects, and
  (5) manage and share data.  
The development of habitat improvement actions shall be based on biological priorities and informed by implementation feasibility, including geomorphic and physical appropriateness, community support, regulatory feasibility, and financial resource availability.  This effort will help facilitate ongoing efforts by local partners to create, enhance, and document a long-term planning process to help leverage funding opportunities, create and document a science-based approach to salmon restoration, and document results and improvements.

April 1, 2019
Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)
Full announcement

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is intended to support environmental health research in which an unpredictable event provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data.  The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and man-made disasters or emerging environmental public health threats in the U.S. and abroad. A distinguishing feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding (substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle) in order for the research question to be addressed and swiftly implemented. The shortened timeframe will be achieved by more frequent application due dates and expediting peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. The entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 3-4 months.

April 1, 2019
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation -
Full announcement

Given the need to substantially decarbonize multiple sectors throughout the economy and reduce the stock of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, scholars are increasingly interested in a host of new science and engineering questions associated with net-zero interventions and negative emissions technologies. While there is much debate over how to define these kinds of approaches, “net-zero energy systems” are generally considered to be those that do not add carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. “Negative emission technologies” are generally categorized as attempts to mitigate or adapt to climate change by reducing or removing greenhouse gases that already exist in the atmosphere. The intention of this Call is to be broad in scope, encompassing natural, ecological, biological, technological, or engineered approaches for the utilization, storage, or sequestration of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Indirect overhead expenses capped at 15% of direct costs

April 1, 2019