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Opportunity: 2016 Synthesis Grants Funding, Gulf Research Program

The Gulf Research Program is accepting applications for a new funding opportunity: Scientific Synthesis Connecting Environmental, Social, and/or Health Data.


These grants will support projects that will generate novel insights, address critical questions, or lead to new approaches to interpreting and using existing observations or monitoring data by bringing together concepts, methods, and/or data from different disciplines and sectors.

Proposed projects should use environmental data in combination with individual-level or population-level socio-cultural, economic, and/or health data to address one of the following two themes (abbreviated below and described in detail in the full RFA):

1. Coastal communities: Advancing understanding of the short-term and long-term impacts of offshore oil and gas operations on human communities in coastal regions adjacent to the U.S. outer continental shelf, or

2. Human exposure: Advancing study design, tools, models and technologies for assessing human exposure to environmental contaminants, including acute or chronic exposures related to oil spills and other sudden and large-scale environmental disasters, and related impacts on individuals and populations.

Anticipated total funding for this opportunity is $5 million. An estimated 10-14 projects will be selected.

Visit the website to learn more about this opportunity and access the online application.

Important dates:
Letter of intent (required) deadline: 5pm ET, April 27, 2016
Full proposal submission deadline: 5pm ET, June 22, 2016

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