Round 3 of Research to Operations Initiative: NGGPS and HFIP

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Round 3 of Research to Operations Initiative: NGGPS and HFIP: This program announcement is for projects to be conducted for a two-year period with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018 unless otherwise directed. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and federally funded educational institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School. The purpose of the NOAA Research to Operations (R2O) Initiative is to expand and accelerate critical weather forecasting research to operations to address growing service demands and increase the accuracy of weather forecasts. This will be achieved through: (1) accelerated development and implementation of improved global weather prediction models and inclusion of the coupling among atmosphere, ocean, land surface and ice system components; (2) improved data assimilation techniques; (3) nested regional prediction capabilities; (4) improved hurricane and tropical cyclone modeling techniques; (5) improved ensemble techniques; (6) post-processing forecast tools and techniques; and (7) improved software architecture and system engineering. The R2O Initiative is soliciting proposals for projects involving applied science, modeling and/or data assimilation that support development of the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) at global and regional scales. The NOAA R2O Initiative is also soliciting proposals for the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) initiative to engage and coordinate hurricane research required to improve operational hurricane forecasts and meet societal requirements to effectively mitigate economic disruption. This notice provides guidelines for submission of proposals. This notice also describes opportunities and application procedures to demonstrate capabilities that have the potential to be incorporated into operational NWS numerical weather prediction (NWP) analyses and forecasts. The R2O Initiative addresses NOAA's Weather Ready Nation (WRN) strategic goal and supporting objectives.
Federal Grant Title: Round 3 of Research to Operations Initiative: NGGPS and HFIP
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce (DOC)
Grant Categories: Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NWS-NWSPO-2018-2005325
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 11.468
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 7th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: February 7th, 2018
Posted Date: November 8th, 2017
Creation Date: November 8th, 2017
Archive Date: March 9th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $3,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 24
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: November 8th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and federally funded educational institutions such as the Naval Postgraduate School. This restriction is needed because the results of the collaboration are to be incorporated in processes which ensure academic multidisciplinary peer review as well as federal review of scientific validity for use in operations. Federal applicants from federally funded educational institutions must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another federal agency in excess of their appropriation. All other federal government employees (including federal contractors) are not eligible to be funded through this announcement.
Grant Announcement Contact
Christopher Hedge 301-427-9242 1325 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3283
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