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Gulf Ecosystem Initiative’s First Call for Proposals Opens Today!

The Gulf Ecosystem Initiative’s first Call for Proposals for synthesis science projects in the Gulf of Mexico opens today! Proposals are due January 31, 2023. 

The Gulf Ecosystem Initiative is a $3.5 million partnership between the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and the NOAA RESTORE Science Program to fund synthesis science and postdoctoral research. Over the next five years, the initiative will support 10 scientific working groups and up to eight postdoctoral fellows.

The objectives of the Gulf Ecosystem Initiative are to use synthesis to improve the integrated understanding and management of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and to build capacity for conducting synthesis on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including workforce development and promoting use of open source data. By funding a multi-year synthesis initiative, the Science Program intends to advance its long-term outcomes of understanding and managing the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem as an integrative whole.

The Gulf Ecosystem Initiative’s 2023 Call for Proposals asks project teams to propose research that is transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral and, through collaboration and innovation, seeks to tackle pressing scientific and societal challenges focused around three themes in the Gulf of Mexico: fisheries, climate change, and the ecological impact of management actions.

NCEAS will host an informational webinar on this funding opportunity on November 29, 2022 at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT. Register here.