The NOAA RESTORE Science Program supports research, observation, and monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico to address regional science and management needs. The Science Program will periodically announce federal funding opportunities (FFOs) to which eligible applicants can apply and compete for funding.
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The NOAA RESTORE Science Program will generally use competitive, peer-review approaches when selecting projects for funding and rely most often on grants and/or cooperative agreements to make awards. The Program may also use other means, including contracts, to ensure the flexibility needed to do the work required and involve appropriate partners.
There are no open funding opportunities at this time.
The long-term priorities captured in the science plan will serve as the basis for future funding opportunities from the Program. The Program will select the priorities to be addressed in each funding opportunity based on several factors including stakeholder input on critical regional science and management needs, the topics being addressed by other science initiatives, new research results, gaps in our scientific knowledge, and the extent to which addressing a priority will advance the mission of the program.
The Science Program’s funding competition to support actionable science was released in the summer of 2022. The deadline for submitting a full proposal has passed, and the proposal review process has begun. The Science Program anticipates announcing the awards from this competition in the fall of 2023.
The Gulf Ecosystem Initiative’s 2023 Call for Proposals was released in November 2022. The deadline for submitting a proposal has passed, and the proposal review process has begun. Awards will likely be announced in spring of 2023.
The Program released its fourth federal funding opportunity (FFO-2021) on August 11, 2020 (overview and full announcement). The deadline for submitting a full proposal was December 15, 2020. The Program announced the awards from this competition on September 14, 2021.
The Program released its third federal funding opportunity (FFO-2019) on June 5, 2018 (overview and full announcement). The Program announced the awards from this competition on October 2, 2019 and April 7, 2020.