The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is happy to support the U.S. Coastal Research Program collect research proposals for the 2024 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.
Subject to the availability of federal funding in fiscal year 2024 (FY24), this announcement describes how eligible applicants should apply for this funding opportunity. It is anticipated that approximately $4M may be available to fund academic projects for proposals that address program priorities by re-investing in previously-collected data and resources to explore new science questions, hypotheses, and problems. Though the data should be from a previous collection effort (USCRP is not funding data collection for this RFP), the data do not need to be from previously-funded USCRP projects (although encouraged). Previous data sets not collected by USCRP projects must address at least one of the USCRP research priorities of long-term coastal processes, extreme events, or human and ecosystem health. These 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 (RFP).
The full request for proposals can be found Here. To submit a full proposal a pre-proposal must be submitted by the deadline February 1, 2024 11:59 PM (EST).
Below you will find the form to submit your proposal. Proposals should be in PDF format, Pre-Proposals should be no larger than 5 pages and full proposals no longer than 10 pages. Please submit the primary investigator information, proposal information, and attachment before hitting submit. You will receive an email with your submission. If you do not receive a submission email, have any issues attaching information to this form, or are experiencing firewall issues, please email form responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.