Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Opportunity

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Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Opportunity: NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) is soliciting proposals for ocean exploration in waters under U.S. jurisdiction, including the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and areas mapped by, or of interest to, the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. Presently, important marine habitats and living and non-living resources are neither fully explored nor characterized. OER's intent is to address these knowledge gaps and support growth in the Nation's Blue Economy by soliciting ocean exploration proposals that focus on: 1. Discovering microorganisms, sponges, corals, and other organisms with biopharmaceutical or biotechnical potential; 2. Acquiring baseline ocean environmental information to better inform decision-making where future ocean energy development or critical mineral extraction may occur; 3. Finding and characterizing shipwrecks and submerged cultural resources that played a role in America's past ocean-based economy (e.g., transport, trade, warfare, etc.) and could inform decisions on future seabed activities and potential environmental impacts. OER seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge of unknown or poorly known areas of the ocean through interdisciplinary exploration, and to advance and disseminate knowledge of the ocean's physical, geological, chemical, biological, and archaeological environments. This entails identifying, describing and creating baseline characterizations of new ocean habitats, marine resources and/or processes. OER's mission is compliant with NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan (http://www.performance.noaa.gov/ngsp/) which outlines NOAA goals of Science, Service and Stewardship. Applicants are required to submit pre-proposals and, ultimately, full proposals that support OER's exploration mission. Note: Ship time on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will not be funded through this announcement. Informational documents on this funding opportunity are accessible through the OER Website: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/about/funding-opps/welcome.html. For the purpose of this opportunity, ship time costs and/or other ocean data collection platform support (remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, etc.) are considered rental costs and therefore are not included in Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC).
Federal Grant Title: Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Opportunity
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-OER-2019-2005679
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.011
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 15th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: November 15th, 2018
Posted Date: June 19th, 2018
Creation Date: June 19th, 2018
Archive Date: December 15th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 19th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are U.S.-based institutions of higher education; non-profit institutions; state, local, and tribal governments; Federal agencies; for-profit organizations; and U.S. territories that possess the statutory authority to accept funding for this type of work. PLEASE NOTE: Before non-NOAA federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another federal agency in excess of their appropriation. NOAA and other Federal agencies that possess the statutory authority to accept funding for this type of work must agree to take FY 2019 funding for proposed projects and allocate them in FY2019. Federal and state agencies are strongly encouraged to collaborate with partners from a non- federal eligible entity. Foreign researchers may participate by submitting a sub-award through collaboration with an eligible U.S. entity. The DOC and NOAA support cultural and gender diversity and encourage women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to this Announcement of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). 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 applications involving any of the above institutions to apply.
Grant Announcement Contact
For further information, contact the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research at (301)734-1014 or oer.ffo2019@noaa.gov. Email inquiries should include the Principal Investigator's name in the subject heading. Inquiries can also be mailed to: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, ATTN: OER NOFO 2019, SSMC3, Rm 10316, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.
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