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Past Grant Opportunities Information

Award Year 2017

Research & Development Grants – Award Year 2017
Grants for research that will advance fundamental science or provide the scientific basis for the development of new technologies, processes, or procedures that could result in improved understanding and management of systemic risk in offshore oil and gas operations.

Research-Practice Grants – Award Year 2017
The Gulf Research Program’s 2017 research-practice grants support projects aimed at enhancing the science and practice of resilience in coastal communities in the Gulf of Mexico by working to increase understanding of community attributes that influence resilience in response to adverse environmental challenges and developing tools and strategies communities can use to strengthen their resilience.

Capacity Building Grants
Grants of up to two years to support work to enhance community networks that improve coastal environments, health, and well-being.

Award Year 2016

Synthesis Grants – Award Year  2016
Two-year grants for projects that use scientific synthesis connecting environmental, social, and/or health data to advance understanding of the short- and long-term impacts of offshore oil and gas operations on human communities in coastal regions adjacent to the U.S. outer continental shelf, or to advance study design, tools, models and technologies for assessing human exposure to environmental contaminants, including acute or chronic exposures related to oil spills and other sudden and large-scale environmental disasters, and related impacts on individuals and populations.

Exploratory Grants – Award Year  2016
Grants of up to two years to support innovative work on scenario planning to advance safety culture and minimize risk in offshore oil and gas operations or to inform coastal community planning and response to environmental change in regions with offshore oil and gas operations.

Award Year 2015

Data Synthesis Grants – Award Year 2015
Two-year grants for activities that synthesize existing data that could inform efforts to restore and maintain the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem services, or that enhance understanding of the Deep Gulf or its physical and biological connectivity to coastal communities.

Exploratory Grants – Award Year  2015
One-year grants intended to catalyze innovative thinking about how to effectively educate and train offshore oil and gas and health professionals, or how to improve understanding of links between human wellbeing and ecosystem services related to oil and gas production.

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