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Gulf Research Program
New land formation in Atchafalaya Bay at the mouths of the Wax Lake Outlet and the Atchafalaya River. Credit: NASA.
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Over its 30-year duration, the Gulf Research Program works to enhance oil system safety and the protection of human health and the environment in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf areas by seeking to improve understanding of the region’s interconnecting human, environmental, and energy systems and fostering application of these insights to benefit Gulf communities, ecosystems, and the Nation.

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$2 million Available to Help Scientists Recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Are you a scientist whose research was affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes Harvey or Irma? You may be eligible to apply for up to $50,000 to help with the repair, replacement, or recovery of your equipment, data, or other research materials that were damaged or lost as a result of the hurricanes and their aftermaths.

The Gulf Research Program announced it will be awarding up to $2 million in fast-track grants to help in the recovery of scientific research efforts related to the GRP’s focus on enhancing human health, environmental resources, and offshore energy system safety in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Funding will occur in two cycles. Applications for the first cycle are due January 3, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET. Applications for the second cycle are due February 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET.

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