The U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP: https://uscoastalresearch.org/) is a collaboration of federal agencies, academics, and stakeholders that aims to connect scientific and engineering research to societally-relevant coastal challenges. By building a strong community of practice, the USCRP has fostered collaborative opportunities, enhanced available funding, and promoted science translation to users.
In FY2020, the USCRP is providing up to $5M for competitive academic awards addressing the topics described below. Academic proposals should align with or support federal science and engineering priorities to address critical research needs within the coastal community and advance the state of knowledge. These academic awards will also fund graduate students to help build expertise in the coastal research and develop the next generation of leaders. Researchers at U.S. institutions of higher education are invited to respond to this RFP using this form. The research proposals are due by February 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST).
The USCRP aims to gain efficiencies in government research investments by prioritizing the 3 research themes identified in the Future of Nearshore Processes Research (PDF – 901 kb) report:
Learn more about the U.S. Coastal Research Program here.
ASBPA’s Science Director, Nicole Elko, serves as one of three co-Executive Directors of the USCRP (pictured with co-Executive Directors Julie Rosati, USACE and Hilary Stockdon, USGS). ASBPA has played an important role in USCRP development by providing leadership and engaging stakeholders. Thus far, one of the more meaningful engagement activities has involved inviting coastal managers to participate in, contribute management challenges to, and inform research recommendations and proposals during USCRP workshops. ASBPA provides a linkage between researchers and coastal practitioners to ensure USCRP research investments are societally relevant.