Grant and RFP Listings

NOAA RESTORE Science Program 2021

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS is soliciting proposals for the NOAA RESTORE Science Program for projects of 12 months in duration. This announcement invites proposals that request funding to scope and design a research project that informs a specific Gulf of Mexico natural resource management decision. Funding is contingent upon the availability of funds in the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.

Grant Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2020

FY2021 Marine Debris Research

The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), authorized in the Marine Debris Act (33 U.S.C. 1951-1958), provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments.

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 8, 2021

Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) Fish Habitat Restoration/Conservation Projects

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. PMEP is seeking project proposals that restore nursery habitats for PMEP focal species within smaller estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that increase our understanding of fish habitats in estuarine and nearshore waters. All projects must show financial match and broad-based support for the work, though no specific match amounts are required.

Grant Application Deadline: 
October 30, 2020

Rebuilding Coral Reefs

Wave of Change and the Iberostar Foundation are pleased to announce four new scholarships for spurring work towards Rebuilding Coral Reefs at a maximum of $5,000 each for a total of $20,000. The categories for the four individual scholarships offered are:

  1. Techniques for achieving coastal protection, increased fish biomass or enhanced biodiversity in reef restoration

  2. Work on reef restoration conducted in Latin America (Mesoamerican Reef or Caribbean Basin)

Grant Application Deadline: 
November 6, 2020

Global Fund for Coral Reefs

Over the last 30 years, the world has lost half of its coral reefs: battered by over-fishing, pollution, and unsustainable coastal development, coral reefs are now at the frontline of climate change. These reefs, which only cover 0.2% of ocean surface, host 30% of marine biodiversity.

Critical Aspects of Sustainability

Economic development and human progress have led to a proliferation of manufactured chemicals and materials made from limited resources found in nature(i.e., minerals and metals,petroleum-based productsand natural gas). Long-term sustainability requires consideration of the availability of specific natural resources, energy, and water usage. NSF continues to support efforts that seek to improve the efficiency with which natural resources are used to meet human needs for products and services.

Pollution Prevention & Mitigation BAA

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, and scaling of innovative interventions for effectively mitigating air, water, and soil pollution, including ocean plastic pollution, electronic and other forms of solid waste in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Grant Application Deadline: 
February 5, 2022

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research FY 2021 Federal Funding Opportunity

In light of the challenging times facing the nation, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has decided to extend the FY21 Federal Funding Opportunity pre-proposal deadline to 11:59 pm EDT on July 8, 2020 to allow the broadest participation in the funding opportunity. While the fall deadline for full submissions remains 11:59 pm EDT on October 22, 2020 for now, we will re-evaluate the appropriateness of this deadline later.

Quick links pertinent to the FY 2021 opportunity include:

Grant Application Deadline: 
October 22, 2020

NERC-NSF joint funding

NERC and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed to work together to make it easier for world-leading environmental scientists to collaborate on discovery science projects and to tackle global environmental challenges.

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.