OSP FO# 11-165

AGENCY: Department of Commerce (DOC)/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

PROGRAM: Climate Program Office for FY 2012

OBJECTIVES: Changing climate confronts society with significant economic, health, safety, and national security challenges. NOAA advances scientific and technical programs to help society cope with, and adapt to, today’s variations in climate and to prepare for tomorrow’s. Toward this end, the agency conducts and supports climate research, observations, modeling, information management, assessments, interdisciplinary decision support research, outreach, education, and stakeholder partnership development. Within this context, NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.

This program is seeking applications for 12 Competitions, organized around CPO’s four major Programs: Climate Observations and Monitoring; Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). The 12 competitions are as follows:

1. Climate Observations and Monitoring Program
2. ESS – Understanding and Improving Prediction of Tropical Convection in Support of
3. ESS – Global Carbon Cycle
4. ESS – Aerosols, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate
5. MAPP – Advance intra-seasonal to decadal climate prediction
6. MAPP – Develop an experimental National Multi-Model Ensemble climate prediction
7. MAPP – Modeling of Intra-Americas Sea climate processes associated with extremes over
North America
8. CSI-International Research and Applications Project (IRAP)
9. CSI-Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) teams
10. CSI-Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP)
11. CSI-Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA)
12. CSI-COCA and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System partnership on coastal

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

Letter of Intent (optional): July 26, 2011
Full Applications for all Competitions (except for the International Research and Applications Project): October 3, 2011
Full Applications for the International Research and Applications Project: November 2, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: NOAA anticipates making available approximately $15.5 million to fund approximately 60 new awards. NOAA expects that the annual cost of most funded projects will fall between $50,000 and $200,000 per year, with some exceptions for larger awards.

Diane Brown
CPO Grants Manager
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1)
Room 12112
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Telephone: (301) 734-1206
Email: diane.brown@noaa.gov

REMARKS: Letters of Intent (LOIs) should be submitted by e-mail to the identified NOAA Competition Manager by July 26, 2011, 5PM Eastern. The LOI should provide a concise description of the proposed work and its relevance to the targeted Competition. The LOI should be no more than two pages in length and should include the components listed below:

(1) Identification of the Competition that is being targeted in the LOI.
(2) A tentative project title in the LOI.
(3) Name(s) and institution(s) of all Principal Investigator(s), and the Lead Principal Investigator.
(4) Statement of the problem.
(5) Brief summary of work to be completed, methodology to be used, data sets needed or to be collected, and approximate cost of the project.
(6) Relevance to the Competition that is being targeted.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov website (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-OAR-CPO-2012-2003041, CFDA# 11.431) 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.