FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
ARLINGTON, VA, October 27, 2011—The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development. The development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks, and time required to resolve environmental problems while, at the same time, enhancing and sustaining military readiness.
Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SON) in the following areas are requested:
- Environmental Restoration — Research and technologies for the characterization, risk assessment, remediation, and management of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water.
- Munitions Response — Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of military munitions on U.S. lands and waters.
- Resource Conservation and Climate Change — Research that advances DoD’s management of its natural and cultural resources and improves understanding of climate change impacts.
- Weapons Systems and Platforms — Research and technologies to reduce, control, and understand the sources of waste and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of weapons systems and platforms.
Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 SONs will be selected through a competitive process. Separate solicitations are available to Federal and non-Federal proposers. The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP web site at www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations.
The Core SERDP Solicitation provides funding in varying amounts for multi-year projects. New this year, Federal organizations will submit pre-proposals online directly to SERDP. Core Solicitation pre-proposals from the Federal and non-Federal sectors are due Thursday, January 5, 2012.
SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $150,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response program area. SEED proposals from the Federal and non-Federal sectors are due Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH SERDP—
TWO OPPORTUNITIES, TWO DIFFERENT TIMES!
Participate in a webinar on “SERDP Funding Opportunities” conducted by SERDP Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee on November 3, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT. This “how to play” briefing will offer valuable information for those who are interested in new funding opportunities with SERDP. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current SERDP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. To register, visit https://cc.readytalk.com/r/2r3qxcklyukx. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Mr. Jon Bunger in the SERDP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 703-696-2126.
Join us in person for the SERDP and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop, November 29 – December 1, 2011, in Washington, DC, where SERDP and ESTCP Director Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee will present a Funding Opportunities Briefing and Q&A session on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. EST. This presentation will offer an overview of the Programs’ investment strategies, funding levels, and areas of emphasis; outline the proposal submittal processes; and discuss opportunities to conduct research and technology demonstrations. This session will offer valuable information about the SERDP and ESTCP funding opportunities while also enabling participants to ask questions and learn from questions posed by other participants. To learn more about the Symposium or to register for this event, visit www.serdp-estcp.org/symposium.