The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Gulf Research Program


Grants - UGOS 1 - Loop Current imageResearch Campaign to Advance Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Moves Forward with $10.3 in Initial Grant Awards

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is pleased to announce $10.3 million in grant awards for eight new projects to conduct studies and collect data and observations that will inform the planning and launching of a long-term research campaign to improve understanding and prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System (LCS). A National Academies report released earlier this year identified existing knowledge gaps and called for a long-term research campaign to help improve understanding and prediction of the LCS. The GRP is currently developing the long-term LCS research campaign as part of its broader Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems effort. A webinar on January 11, 9-10:30 a.m. ET, is open to anyone interested in learning more about these initial projects, along with the longer term vision and timeline for the research campaign. Press Release | Webinar Registration

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$10 Million Available to Advance Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $10 million in grants to spur innovation and support research projects that will help reduce and manage risks associated with offshore energy systems. This funding opportunity is based on priority research areas identified during two GRP-sponsored workshops held in 2018 to identify specific and implementable research that could help improve process safety within the offshore oil and gas industry.

A letter of intent is required for this opportunity. Submit your letter of intent by February 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Note: Additional information about application requirements and the submission and review process will be posted by December 19, at which time the online application system for the RFA will open.

2019 Fellowships Applications Open

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellowships

Applications are now open for our two fellowship opportunities: Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships.

Our Early-Career Research Fellows receive two years of unrestricted funding to pursue innovative research and unique collaborations with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network. Applications are due by February 20, 2019.

Our Science Policy Fellows gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year alongside decision-makers at agencies across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. Applications are due by March 6, 2019.

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Long-Term Deep Ocean Observation in Gulf of Mexico
We're collaborating with Shell and others to convert an existing ocean mooring owned by Shell into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more
Regional Oil Spill Preparedness Workshops
We're collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a series of workshops aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills.
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