Funding Opportunities 2017 – 2018

The science and restoration programs working in the Gulf of Mexico understand the need for stakeholders to remain informed of future funding opportunities in the region. To this end, they have collectively developed a calendar consolidating currently planned funding opportunities. This calendar will enable stakeholders to remain informed about opportunities and grant applicants to plan ahead and submit their high-quality applications to the appropriate funding opportunity.

This calendar only contains information on currently planned future opportunities as of February 2017. Additional opportunities and details may be released as funding programs develop and finalize their funding opportunities, especially for years 2018 and beyond. This calendar only includes a subset of programs in the Gulf region that have received funding as a consequence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Download a printable calendar or click on one of the opportunities below to view additional information.

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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program

FFO-2017

Details 2017 2018
Amount ~$17 Million
Length of Awards Up to 3 years
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Application Deadline Passed
Awards Made Mid-2017
Additional information Visit website

National Academies Gulf Research Program

Research and Development Grants

Topic: Preventing the Next Spill: Understanding Systemic Risk in the Offshore Oil and Gas Environment

Details 2017 2018
Amount $10 Million
Length of Awards Up to 36 months
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Release Date December 15, 2016
Letter of Intent Required Y
Letter of Intent Deadline February 1, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline April 12, 2017
Additional information Visit website

National Academies Gulf Research Program

Early-Career Research Fellowships

Topic: Grants to assistant professors or equivalent working on issues related to oil system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental protection

Details 2017 2018
Amount $76,000 $76,000
Length of Awards 2 years 2 years
Expected Number of Awards 10 10
Release Date December 1, 2016 December 1, 2017
Letter of Intent Required N N
Full Proposal Deadline February 22, 2017 Mid-February 2018
Additional information Fellowship starts September 1, 2017 Fellowship starts September 1, 2018

National Academies Gulf Research Program

Science Policy Fellowship

Topic: Experience working in a state or federal agency office in a Gulf State, for doctoral students and early-career scientists interested in the science-policy interface

Details 2017 2018
Amount $45,000 – $55,000 $45,000 – $55,000
Length of Awards 1 year 1 year
Expected Number of Awards 10 10
Release Date December 1, 2016 December 1, 2017
Letter of Intent Required N N
Letter of Intent Deadline NA NA
Full Proposal Deadline February 22, 2017 mid-February 2018
Additional information Fellowship starts September 1, 2017 Fellowship starts September 1, 2018

National Academies Gulf Research Program

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Topic: Experience working with Gulf Research Program staff in Washington, DC, for doctoral students and early-career scientists interested in the science-policy interface

Details 2017 2018
Amount $8,500 $8,500
Length of Awards 12 weeks 12 weeks
Expected Number of Awards 1 1
Release Date Summer 2016 Summer 2017
Letter of Intent Required N N
Letter of Intent Deadline NA NA
Full Proposal Deadline September 2016 September 2017
Additional information Part of a larger Academies program; Fellowship experience lasts from January – April each year Part of a larger Academies program; Fellowship experience lasts from January – April each year

National Academies Gulf Research Program

Research-Practice Grants

Topic: 1. Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluations (tentative); 2. Using Monitoring to Evaluate and Improve Environmental Restoration Outcomes in the Gulf of Mexico (tentative title)

Details 2017 2018
Amount $5 million
Length of Awards 2-3 years
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Release Date March 2017
Letter of Intent Required Y
Letter of Intent Deadline April 2017
Full Proposal Deadline June 2017

Gulf of Mexico Research Inititative

RFP: VI

Topic: GoMRI research themes and scientific synthesis

Details 2017 2018
Funding Amount Available $3M/yr for research consortia; $500k/yr for individual investigators
Length of Awards 2 years
Expected Number of Awards 8-10 research consortia; 15-20 individual investigator
Release Date October 3, 2016
Letter of Intent Required Y
Letter of Intent Deadline November 14, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline March 3, 2017
Additional information Visit website

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

The Council will fund and implement projects and programs through its Members. The Council will periodically request proposals from its eleven State and Federal Members. Individual Council Members may solicit projects and/or programs from any entity and the general public to submit to the Council for consideration. The Council provides opportunities for the public to offer ecosystem restoration ideas through periodic public engagement opportunities that can be found on the website.

Each state has established their own website to describe the process established to identify priority projects, and for the public to submit projects for funding under various programs, including the Council.


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund

NFWF anticipates carrying out one project selection cycle per year. NFWF will begin the project review process each spring through intense consultation with state and federal resource agencies. NFWF will consult with state natural resource agencies, NOAA, US FWS to identify projects to that meet conditions of the plea agreement to be supported by the fund. NFWF retains sole authority to make final decisions.

Each state has established their own website to describe the process established to identify priority projects, and for the public to submit projects for funding under various programs, including the NFWF.


RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

Research to support implementation of Lousisana’s Coastal Master Plan

Topic: Research Awards and Collaborative (multi-disciplinary and/or multi-organizational) Awards to support implementation of CPRA Master Plan

Details 2017 2018
Amount $3 million
Length of Awards 24 months
Expected Number of Awards 8-10
Release Date November 18, 2016
Letter of Intent Required Y
Letter of Intent Deadline December 9, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline January 25, 2017
Additional information Visit website

RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana

Graduate Studentships

Topic: Graduate student tuition and stipend to support master’s or PhD work at a LA College/University to research in an area identified in the Center’s Research Strategy

Details 2017 2018
Amount $3 million
Length of Awards 24 months
Expected Number of Awards 8-10
Release Date November 18, 2016
Letter of Intent Required Y
Letter of Intent Deadline December 9, 2016
Full Proposal Deadline January 25, 2017
Additional information Visit website

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustee Council

The NRDA Trustee Council will implement restoration projects and monitoring and adaptive management projects through Restoration Plans developed and funded by the Trustee Implementation Groups (TIGs). Additionally, strategic restoration planning and programmatic monitoring and adaptive management activities may be funded by the TIGs through TIG resolutions. Each of the TIGs provides opportunities for the public to offer restoration project ideas through the Trustee Council project idea submission database as well as through project idea submission databases run by each of the five Gulf States:


RESTORE Act Center of Excellence Texas

Subsea Systems Institute

Topic: Collaborative, multi-institutional research grant opportunity focused on advancing wireless subsea communications

Details 2017 2018
Amount $300,000
Length of Awards 18 months
Expected Number of Awards 1
Release Date January 2017
Letter of Intent Required N
Letter of Intent Deadline NA
Full Proposal Deadline February 24, 2017
Additional information Visit website