OSP FO# 11-148

AGENCY: Department of Commerce (DOC)/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS)

PROGRAM: NOAA Science Collaboration Program

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to support the development of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers and scientists with expertise in NOAA-related sciences. This will be accomplished through collaborations between these scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA sciences. This program also supports research that evaluates the impact of NOAA-related science to society and seeks to find ways to determine how environmental and related sciences can be communicated and utilized more effectively to protect life and property, assist decision makers, and enhance economic development.

NOAA expects the award recipient to address the following three programmatic areas:

I. Identify, manage, and develop postdoctoral and visiting scientists with expertise across the full spectrum of NOAA-related sciences who will collaborate with NOAA professionals and other researchers either in NOAA facilities or in other research environments.

II. Promote undergraduate and graduate exposure and participation in NOAA-related science through the development of innovative workshops and collaboration opportunities with professional researchers and scientists inside and outside of NOAA.

III. Conduct research which improves the understanding and quantification of societal impact of NOAA-related science and operations and determines methods for better communication of scientific results and findings.

Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative methods to achieve these program priorities. NOAA anticipates participation across numerous NOAA programs, offices, and scientific foci. Please see the program announcement below for further program details, including collaboration opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to non-Federal public and private, non-profit colleges and universities which offer advanced degrees in NOAA-related sciences, consortia of non-profit academic institutions of higher learning, and non-profit research institutions. Applications will only be accepted from single institutions. Multi-institution proposals will not be accepted.

DEADLINES: July 20, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: NOAA anticipates making available approximately $60 million over the course of 5 years. It is expected the yearly funding request should be fairly uniform throughout a multi-year project period; however, funding variations are acceptable. Funding for Program Priority III is limited to no more than $750,000 per project year. NOAA anticipates making 1 award.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Sam Contorno, NOAA/NWS
1325 East-West Highway
Room 8346
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3283
Telephone: (301) 713-0640 ext. 163
Email: samuel.contorno@noaa.gov
Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=100473

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov web site (http://www.grants.gov). Additional information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP web site at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. Please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material (NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2012-2003074, CFDA# 11.462) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.