On January 9, NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) announced a FY 2013 federal funding opportunity for the Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) program. The full announcement of opportunity is available on the CPO Funding Opportunities page and on the Grants.Gov website. Letters of intent are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 5, 2013, and the deadline for final applications is April 8, 2013.
In FY 2013, NOAA CPO and its partners are holding two competitions for research funding. Competition 1 is soliciting proposals to two priorities: one RISA team focused on the South Central region of the US; and one RISA team focused on the upper Midwestern US.
Competition 2 is soliciting proposals only from RISA teams and their partners to conduct projects relevant to one of four priorities: preparing for floods in urban coastal communities; scenario and management planning processes; drought monitoring and prediction products to support decision making; and climate impacts on marine and Great Lakes ecosystems.
The NOAA Climate Program Office’s (CPO) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, user-inspired, and regionally relevant research that informs resource management and public policy. CPO funds eleven different RISA teams across the United States (US) and Pacific Islands, many of which are a model for interdisciplinary science and assessment.
Learn more about RISA program.