● Please note that support for extensive modeling of physical and natural systems is more appropriately handled through the climate science programs within the other sections of NOAA's Climate Program Office or from other federal agencies.
● For such a short project, most likely a literature review will have been done prior to application.
● We encourage investigators to:
○ clearly and succinctly, within their abstract, describe the purpose of the work and relevance to the decision-making community they are working with;
○ describe in detail the proposed methodology and how it will be accomplished;
○ plainly identify the climate variability and change research, data, and/or information that will be used;
○ clearly define expected outcomes and outputs;
○ describe a plan to measure the success of the project; and
○ provide a clear plan for dissemination of the findings to relevant audiences.
● A successful project would include an evaluation component at the end of the project (and/or earlier if appropriate) to assess its utility to the stakeholder/decision-‐ makers/users.
● Applications that can show that they are building on what is already known from the published literature about the proposed topic (e.g., value of climate information, decision making under uncertainty, use/transfer of new scientific information, integrated modeling of natural and human systems, impact of climate on sector activities, sectoral decision making analyses) illustrate that the PIs have a comprehension of the topic and that their proposed work will augment the existing science.
● Make sure you receive a receipt confirming submission from Grants-on-Line. This will count as your official receipt; you will not receive one from the competition manager. If you are having problems contact the help desk at: 1-‐877-‐662-‐2478.
● We also highly suggest that as a backup, or if you do not have Internet access, submit your proposal as a hard copy via mail or courier. Mailed submissions must also be received in the office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 30, 2020. Hard copies received after this date and time will not be accepted. Applications cannot be submitted via email or fax.