The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Gulf Research Program
Gulf Research Program  >   Grants  >  
Current Opportunities

Safer Offshore Energy Systems Grants 4 (accepting applications by December 19)
Topic: Advancing Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
Grant Type: Research & Development
Grant Process - 1 - LOI Period
Grants of up to 36 months to support research that will advance understanding and facilitate improvement of safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. 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.

Thriving Communities Grants 5 (no longer accepting applications)
Topic: Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region
Grant Type: Research-Practice
Grant Process - 3 - Review Period
Grants of up to 36 months to support efforts in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region that will 1) increase understanding of how community attributes and systems (e.g., social, health, economic, and/or environmental) interact and influence a community’s capacity to adapt and thrive, and 2) provide actionable information and strategies that can be used to implement policies and practices that enhance community resilience.

Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Grants 1 (no longer accepting applications)
Topic: Studies and Observations to Inform the Loop Current Campaign
Grant Process - Review Period
Grants of up to 24 months to support activities that will supply new observations and analyses needed to improve understanding and prediction of the Loop Current System. This solicitation is the first of several funding opportunities for a research campaign outlined in the National Academies Report
Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current: Gaps and Recommendations, released in January 2018. This solicitation is focused on the near-term activities identified in the report that can either jumpstart or inform the design of the longer campaign.

Have a question about Gulf Research Program grants?
Check out our frequently asked questions or email