Grant and RFP Listings

2018 International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Awards and Honors

On behalf of the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) awards committee, I welcome you to help recognize and reward the scholarship of your ISRS peers by nominating them for the following annual awards an honors:

1. Young Scientist Award

2. Mid-Career Scientist Award

3. Eminence in Research Award

4. World Reef Award

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2018

FY18 Coral Reef Conservation Program, Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants

Who: This competitive program provides funding via grants or cooperative agreements to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies to support coral reef conservation projects in the United States, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. §§ 6401-6409).

Where: These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including reefs at mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and coral-dominated banks in U.S. portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Applicants may propose projects in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the U.S. Pacific Remote Islands, but the CRCP does not consider these locations as priorities under this announcement.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018

Identification and application of acidification thresholds in coastal ecosystems

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) are soliciting proposals for the Identification and Application of Acidification Thresholds in Coastal Ecosystems. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2018 start date.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 13, 2018

Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP)

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is soliciting proposals for the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program (CHRP). Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2018 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2018 start date. Applicants should submit proposals not to exceed $275,000 per year for projects generally 2-4 years in duration, with a total multi-year budget not to exceed $1,100,000. If funds become available for this program, up to approximately $900,000 may be available in Fiscal Year 2018 for the first year of about 3-5 projects with expected start dates of September 1, 2018. Funding for this program is contingent upon availability of funds, which may not have been appropriated at the time of this announcement.

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 30, 2018

2018 Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program (REPP): Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the western Gulf of Mexico

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), in partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office, is soliciting proposals under the Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program for a project up to 5 years in duration to conduct research to improve the understanding of population connectivity of key coral ecosystem species in the western Gulf of Mexico between the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the reefs and banks to the east of the current Sanctuary boundaries in the northern Gulf of Mexico, but can also include coral ecosystems upstream and downstream as relevant.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 9, 2018

Environmental Literacy Grants: Supporting the education of K-12 students and the public for community resilience

NOAA's Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to support the education of the public and/or K-12 students so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. Successful projects will relate to NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for communities to become more resilient to the weather and other environmental hazards they face.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 19, 2017

Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants

Purpose:
In response to the impacts of Gulf Coast hurricanes Harvey and Irma on scientific research, the Gulf Research Program (GRP) will fund small grants to help with repair, replacement, or recovery of equipment, data, and/or other research materials damaged or lost due to the hurricanes and their aftermaths. These awards are intended to help scientists recover from their losses and minimize downtime for their research efforts.

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 3, 2018

Project funding for tree and non-avian marine species in Asia Pacific region

The Conservation Leadership Programme is now accepting applications to support projects in the Asia Pacific region* focused on either tree species or non-avian marine species based in seaward habitats. Funding will support early-career conservationists to conduct scientific research, encourage and promote pro-conservation attitudes and deliver tangible results to better conserve and manage the natural world. Deadline for applications is 26th November 2017 (11:59 PM GMT).

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 26, 2017

California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)

The NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program provides funds to support environment-based education throughout the watersheds of San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel.

Funded projects provide "meaningful"(pdf) watershed educational experiences to students, teachers, and communities.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2017

FY18-19 CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements

he NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects. CRCP solicits proposals that will support the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program’s International Strategy 2010-2015 (International Strategy). The International Strategy focuses on supporting existing regional efforts in four priority regions based on their interconnections with U.S. reef ecosystems and existing initiatives and partnerships.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2018

Ocean Exploration FY 2018 Funding Opportunity

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge of the unknown or poorly known areas of the ocean. This entails identifying, describing and creating baseline characterizations of new ocean habitats, marine resources and/or processes. In this Announcement, OER is seeking proposals focused on three topics including:

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 8, 2017

Waitt Foundation's Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program

The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

IDEA WILD Small Equipment Grants for Protected Areas Management

IDEA WILD seeks to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation by awarding small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. By empowering both aspiring and veteran conservation professionals, IDEA WILD has been instrumental in establishing new protected areas, reversing the decline of species through innovative management plans, restoring damaged and critical habitat, and improving how local communities support and sustain their immediate natural resources. Each year, IDEA WILD distributes over $300,000 worth of equipment – including digital cameras, spotting scopes, mist nets, tents, binoculars, and GPS units – to over 400 conservation projects worldwide.

IDEA WILD focuses its support on professionals working in developing countries where other sources of support are limited or nonexistent, and where a $750 equipment grant is often equivalent to several months’ salary. IDEA WILD accepts proposals from ALL countries.