The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is happy to support the U.S. Coastal Research Program collect research proposals for the 2023 funding opportunity. The U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP) is a multi-agency led effort to coordinate Federal activities, strengthen academic programs, and address coastal community needs by identifying coastal research priorities, enhancing funding for coastal academic programs, fostering collaboration, and promoting science translation. Past USCRP opportunities have funded university researchers across the U.S. to tackle coastal science and engineering questions in a variety of environments along all of the nation’s coastlines. The goal of the USCRP is to build a community of practice to address societal needs along the coast.
In fiscal year 2023, the USCRP intends to provide up to $4M for competitive academic proposals addressing the ability to collaboratively predict sediment transport processes and morphologic response to coastal processes under highly controlled conditions at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics (CHL) laboratory facility (see Appendix in RFP for additional information). The academic proposals should include funding for graduate students to help build their expertise in coastal research and develop the next generation of leaders. Researchers and students at U.S. institutions of higher education are invited to respond to this request for proposals. The period of performance for the awards is up to 4 years. The full laboratory research campaign will occur in spring 2025 at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory facility.
The USCRP seeks academic proposals that align with or support federal research priorities in sediment transport processes to address critical research needs within the coastal community and advance the state of knowledge of coastal science. Successful proposals will form interdisciplinary collaborative teams and leverage and share data and research plans with other selected projects in the research campaign. Proposals should detail collaborations, the planned laboratory scaling, and how the work will aid in validating and testing future numerical models. Capabilities and information on the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory 2D Wave Flumes and Coastal Basin with Directional Spectra Wave Generator (DSWG) are detailed in the request for proposals appendix.
The full request for proposals can be found Here.
Below you will find the form to submit your proposal. Proposals should be in PDF format, no longer than 10 pages, and a maximum of 4 Megabytes. Please submit the primary investigator information, proposal information, laboratory specifications, and attachment before hitting submit. You will receive an email with your submission. If you do not receive a submission email or have any issues attaching information to this form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.