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NOW OPEN – Next NOAA RESTORE Science Program Funding Opportunity: Planning for Actionable Science

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s funding competition for planning actionable science is now open. This competition will provide natural resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders with funding to plan a research project that informs a specific management decision impacting natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Science Program is making approximately $2.5 million available for this competition to fund approximately 20 planning projects that will run for one year each.

Letters of intent, which are required, are due by September 29, 2020 and the deadline for submitting a full proposal is December 15, 2020. Please see the full announcement for complete instructions.

Additional information about this competition can be found here including frequently asked questions and guidelines and best-practices for co-producing actionable science.

The Science Program will be providing an overview of the funding competition and answering questions during webinars on August 20, 21, and 25 (webinar schedule and registration information).

The Science Program plans to release another competition for funding about a year after awards from this competition are made. This second competition will provide funding to execute and apply actionable science in the Gulf of Mexico.

Points of Contact for Questions:

Julien Lartigue

Frank Parker