Notification of Funding Opportunities


Bureau of Land Management FY22 Wild Horse and Burro Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: L22AS00069

Deadline for Proposals - 18 January 2022 @ 5:00 PM EST

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) strives to apply the best available science as part of the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program efforts to ensure that self-sustaining populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands. For example, the BLM uses science to monitor rangeland vegetation, soils, water, wildlife habitat and the effects of wildfire. The BLM also relies on sound science and monitoring data to determine appropriate management levels for wild horse and burro herds. Although BLM has deep experience with resource monitoring, it is not a research agency – instead, BLM relies on the US Geological Survey (USGS), other federal agencies with research expertise, universities, and other partners to answer questions that are vital to wild horse and burro management.

The BLM is currently seeking research proposals from scientists who can develop new research projects that support the goals outlined in its 2021 Wild Horse and Burro Strategic Research Plan. The process for proposal submission is different for non-federal and federal researchers.

Federal researchers should respond to the Request for Proposals from Federal Agencies: Wild Horse and Burro Research.

Non-federal researchers should respond to the parallel Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO): Wild Horse and Burro Research for Non-federal Researchers.

Details for both federal and non-federal research funding are available at the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program's Science and Research website (at this link).


Bureau of Ocean Energy Management FY23-24 Invitation for Study Ideas

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for managing the development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way. A critical component of BOEM’s mission is protecting the environment while overseeing the development of OCS energy and marine mineral resources.

BOEM’s Environmental Studies Program (ESP) develops, funds, and manages rigorous scientific research specifically to inform policy decisions on the development of energy and mineral resources on the OCS, as required by law. This environmental and socioeconomic research is designed to provide BOEM the necessary information to assess, predict, monitor, and manage potential environmental impacts of the activities it authorizes.

BOEM is beginning to formulate its Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Studies Development Plan covering all BOEM energy and minerals activities. We invite you to submit study ideas for consideration in Alaska, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific OCS areas. Study ideas must be relevant to BOEM's information requirements in the areas of biological, oceanographic (physical and chemical), traditional knowledge, and social sciences (including economic and cultural research).

Additional details are available at the BOEM website (at this link)


DOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity

SERDP FY23 Funding Announcement (PDF)

Funding Opportunity Number: W912HQ22S0001

Deadline for SERDP Core Solicitation Pre-Proposals - 06 January 2022 @ 2:00 PM EST

Deadline for SERDP Core Solicitation Full Proposals - 03 March 2022 @ 2:00 PM EST

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SONs) in the following areas are requested:

SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $250,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response program area. The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website.

Deadline for SEED Solicitation Proposals - 10 March 2022 @ 2:00 PM EST

Additional details are available at the SERDP website (at this link)

SERDP will host an overview and Q&A webinar about “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 @ 1:00-2:30 PM EST. Register for the webinar here.


NOAA Announces FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity to Expedite Harmful Algal Bloom Control Technologies

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2022-2007023

Deadline for Letters of Intent - 15 October 2021

Deadline for Full Proposals - 27 January 2022

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is pleased to announce a Fiscal Year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a project that will expedite the development and implementation of harmful algal bloom (HAB) control strategies.

NCCOS is soliciting proposals from one or more Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Units to establish a HAB Control Technologies Incubator (HCTI). The HCTI will fast track the assessment of innovative control strategies for feasibility, and facilitate deployment and implementation of the strategies proven to be cost-effective, scalable, and environmentally acceptable. NOAA anticipates making up to $7.5 M available to fund one project for five years.

This effort is part of NCCOS’s Competitive Research Program Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) program. The marine and fresh waters of the United States are increasingly impacted by the growing environmental problem HABs, known to occur in all 50 states. While PCMHAB has advanced several technologies to control and mitigate blooms, progress in this arena has not kept pace with an expanding societal desire to have access to a variety of safe and effective bloom control options. This is due to a number of factors including a need to stimulate greater awareness and new thinking within the scientific community, the need to complete studies of the social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of each technology, and challenges in navigating multi-level permitting and compliance processes.

NCCOS will host an overview and Q&A webinar for potential applicants on September 30, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST. Register for the webinar here.

A letter of intent is required. The deadline for letters of intent is October 15, 2021; full applications are due January 27, 2022. The full NOFO and detailed instructions are available on at the following link:

For more information, contact Dr. Felix Martinez, Program Manager, NCCOS Competitive Research Program,

* Additional opportunities will be posted here as they become available.


Requests for Statements of Interest and Qualifications for Potential Projects through the CESU Network


No opportunities at this time.

* Requests for Statements of Interest will be posted here as they become available.