Foundation / Corporation
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
07/24/19 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA organizations and non-federal agencies for research related to the effects of human activities on Gulf Coast ecosystems. Applicants must submit an LOI before applying. Funding is intended to support projects that will inform management actions and decision-making in the region.
The Gulf Research Program (GRP) seeks to support use-inspired research to improve understanding of how coastal ecosystems in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region are affected by or interact with natural processes (e.g., sea level rise, watershed hydrology) and human activities (e.g., coastal development, energy-related infrastructure, recreational and commercial fisheries) as part of a coupled natural-human system.
To advance overall understanding of the coupled natural-human system of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the funding source seeks projects that address critical research gaps related to increasing understanding of the function and dynamics of U.S. Gulf Coast ecosystems within the broader context of the interactions and feedbacks between ecosystems and natural processes and/or human activities (e.g., those related to sea level rise, changes in hydrology and sediment loading, increasing storm intensity and frequency, coastal development, industrial activity). It is expected that projects will be directly applicable to informing decision-making and management actions in the Gulf Coast region either through conducting needed foundational science and/or by developing a new or improving an existing actionable output (e.g., decision tool).
The GRP is especially looking for projects that increase understanding of:
- The effects of current and predicted future physical and environmental conditions on the distribution and abundance of key ecosystems along the Gulf Coast, including – but not limited to – salt marshes, oyster reefs, dunes, beaches, seagrass meadows, barrier islands, and mangrove forests; and/or
- The individual or combined role of specific environmental conditions, physical forcing, climate change, and coastal development on the function and dynamics of Gulf Coast ecosystems.
Examples of potential projects could include:
- A modeling study that focuses on understanding the relative importance of specific physical and/or human factors (e.g., a hurricane or an oil spill) on a particular ecosystem function (e.g., nutrient processing) or ecosystem distribution (e.g., mangroves).
- A field study that includes collection of critical data to inform an integrated model for planning; for example, how an oyster reef might change in response to a coastal development project or other human activities.
- A data synthesis study that combines existing data from multiple disciplines, and perhaps includes some original data collection, to provide new insight into how rising sea levels may affect marsh distribution.
For details on project guidelines, see: http://www.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/gulfsite/documents/webpage/gulf_191912.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 185916
Grants will be awarded to support projects up to 36 months in length.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application System: https://gulfresearchprogram.fluidreview.com/
Email (Grants): firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf Research Program
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