CPO announces FY16 Federal Funding Opportunities

  • 17 July 2015

The Climate Program Office supports competitive research through four major Programs:Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). 

Through these programs, CPO is seeking applications for 10 individual competitions in FY 2016. Investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its Programs, as well as specific Program priorities for FY 2016, prior to submitting applications. This information, along with the names and contact information of relevant Competition Managers is provided in Program information sheets found below. They are also available at: http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx.

We estimate that $14 million will be available through this Announcement in FY 2016 for approximately 100 new awards pending budget appropriations.  It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.  Investigators should visit the CPO website http://cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects.aspx for more detailed information and instructions prior to submitting applications.

General Information:
CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance the understanding of Earth’s climate system and to foster the application of this knowledge to enable effective decisions. CPO supports research that is conducted across the United States and internationally. CPO also provides strategic guidance for the agency’s climate science and services programs and supports NOAA’s contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its National Climate Assessment and similar international endeavors.

Fore more detailed information, please visit: cpo.noaa.gov/GrantsandProjects/ClimateProgramOfficeFFO.aspx




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