Regional ecosystem prediction program; Center for sponsored coastal ocean research

Posted on EPOCA: 18 Nov 2011 — NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for research under its Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program theme focused on the impacts of ocean acidification on key fish and shellfish species and their supporting ecosystems in US coastal and estuarine waters.



The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for research under its Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program theme focused on the impacts of ocean acidification on key fish and shellfish species and their supporting ecosystems in US coastal and estuarine waters. CSCOR is accepting proposals which are focused on the development of modeling and prediction tools to determine population-, community-, and ecosystem-level effects of increasing ocean acidification in marine and estuarine systems. As a component of developing the necessary understanding of ecological processes and linkages, physiological research on targeted species or groups of ecologically related species may be included. Proposals must target or be relevant to US commercial and/or recreational fishery species. It is anticipated that final recommendations for funding under this announcement will be made by mid Calendar Year 2012 with a start date of September 1, 2012. Total funding for this research: approximately $1.5 million over 3 years, depending on final appropriations. Funding limits for individual projects are approximately $200,000 to $400,000 per year lasting up to 3 years. Projects may include ship time above these limits. Requests for ship time costs will be evaluated in light of overall project goals. ” Electronic Access: Background information about the NCCOS/CSCOR efforts can be found at Proposals should be submitted through (


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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2012-2003178
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Nov 15, 2011
Creation Date: Nov 15, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 30, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 30, 2012
Archive Date: Feb 29, 2012
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
CFDA Number(s): 11.478 — Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research_Coastal Ocean Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other non-profits, state, local, Indian Tribal Governments, commercial organizations, US Territories and Federal agencies that possess the statutory authority to accept funding for this type of research. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the CSCOR programs. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions. Please note that: (1) NCCOS/CSCOR will not normally fund any Federal Full Time (FTE) salaries, but will fund travel, equipment, supplies, and contractual personnel costs associated with the proposed work. If an applicant thinks that they are eligible for an exception, they should provide the Program Manager with appropriate documentation and obtain approval prior to submitting an LOI. (2) Researchers must be employees of an eligible entity listed above; and proposals must be submitted through that entity. Non-Federal researchers should comply with their institutional requirements for proposal submission. (3) Non-NOAA Federal applicants will be required to submit certifications or documentation showing that they have specific legal authority to accept funds for this type of research. (4) Foreign researchers may apply as subawards through an eligible US entity (5) Non-Federal researchers affiliated with NOAA-University Cooperative/Joint Institutes should comply with joint institutional requirements; they will be funded through grants either to their institutions or to joint institutes.

Agency Name

Department of Commerce

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Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity., 15 November 2011. Web site.