Grant and RFP Listings

National Competitive Harmful Algal Bloom Programs

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program (CRP) is soliciting proposals for the Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) and HAB Socioeconomics Research Programs. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2020 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2020 start date.

Total funding for this research:

Grant Application Deadline: 
January 7, 2020

Marine Stewardship Council - Science and Research Fund

The Science and Research Fund (SRF) provides grants of up to £50,000 to support research projects that help fisheries meet and maintain sustainability best practice. For the 2019-2020 funding round we particularly welcome projects that focus on ghost gear or endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2019

2020 AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art+Science Fellowship

The AICAD/NOAA Fisheries Art+Science Fellowship is a grant to support a 9-month engagement, up to five-years post-graduation, for an artist/designer with a professional Bachelors or Masters degree including BFA/BDes/BArch or MAF/MDes/MArch from any US member school within the AICAD consortium. Participating member schools can be found at https://www.aicad.org/about/. The Fellow will be expected to produce artistic and/or design work in response to a specific concern or “challenge” presented by NOAA Fisheries.

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2019

Environmental Literacy Grant

The NOAA Office of Education has issued a competitive funding opportunity for projects designed to build environmental literacy of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience. 

This funding opportunity has two types of projects through separate competitive priorities. Priority 1 awards are intended to fund new projects located in Southern and Western Regions of the United States. 

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 25, 2019

Delta Science Fellowship

The Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant are excited to announce another round of Delta Science Fellowships. This fellowship funds up to two (2) years for research projects that will advance the state of knowledge underlying high priority science issues that affect the California Bay-Delta and its management as a coupled human and natural system.

Eligible applicants include postdoctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, and masters students. Priority topic areas are identified in the full request for proposals, and include research in both the natural and social sciences.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2019

2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The notice of federal funding opportunity for the 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. 
 
Grant Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2020

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Announcing an exciting new fellowship program for graduate students in the natural and social sciences. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.

Specific fellowship benefits include the following:

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2019

The Waitt Foundation ROC Grants

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.