December 15, 2015

Funding Opportunity NOW OPEN: Award Year 2016 Exploratory Grants

Applications are now being accepted for innovative research projects that seek to break new ground on one of two topics:
  • Scenario Planning to Advance Safety Culture and Minimize Risk in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
  • Informing Coastal Community Planning and Response to Environmental Change in Regions with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
Anticipated total funding for this opportunity is $4 million. An estimated 13-20 projects will be selected. The Gulf Research Program’s Exploratory Grants seek to stimulate innovation by supporting research projects that develop and apply new approaches, technologies, and methods and/or apply new expertise through the engagement of novel, non-traditional disciplinary or cross-sectoral perspectives.
Visit our website to learn more about this opportunity and to access the online application
Important Dates:
Exploratory Grant Opportunity Opens: December 15, 2015
Letters of Intent (REQUIRED) Deadline 5pm ET, February 17, 2016
Full Proposal Submission Deadline: 5pm ET, April 13, 2016

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, non-profit organizations that provide independent, expert advice to the nation. Over its 30-year duration, the Gulf Research Program will work to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas by seeking to improve understanding of the region’s interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems and fostering application of these insights to benefit Gulf communities, ecosystems, and the Nation.