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Safer Offshore Energy Systems Grants 4

Grants to USA Researchers for Pilot Projects to Explore
Safety Issues in Offshore Gas and Oil Operations

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

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05/01/19 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories researchers affiliated with nonprofit organizations to design and research pilot projects that increase the understanding of safety in offshore gas and oil operations. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to a full application.

Funding Priorities
The Gulf Research Program seeks proposals for research and/or design of pilot projects, intended for future implementation, to understand and improve offshore safety culture. In the case of pilot projects, the intent of this solicitation is to support the background work needed to develop and design a pilot program; future implementation would involve the use of funding other than that sought under this solicitation. The Gulf Research Program is specifically interested in the four areas below; however, interest is not limited to these areas only and the Program also welcomes proposals for other areas of research that could lead to improved understanding of safety culture within the context of offshore oil and gas operations.

- Global Database of Incident and Safety Data
- Near-Miss and Incident Reporting Systems
- Measurement of Safety Culture
- Human-Systems Integration

For details on these program areas, see the RFP:

For project guidelines, see the RFP:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185098

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

To be determined.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects of any size will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded to support projects up to 36 months in length.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Gulf Research Program welcomes applications from all types of U.S. organizations, excluding federal agencies, on behalf of qualified individuals.

Applications must adhere to the following to be eligible:
- U.S. organizations (excluding federal agencies) that have a valid federal tax ID number are eligible to apply.
- This funding opportunity is for new, distinct activities only. Applications for activities that are already underway using other funds or that are seeking supplementary funds to continue an existing activity are not eligible. Proposed activities that are part of a broader, existing effort or “project” may be eligible if the application clearly demonstrates that the funding request is for new, distinct activities that would not otherwise occur.
- Activities currently under consideration for funding from other sources are not eligible. The status of “currently under consideration for funding from other sources” is intended to mean that full or final application materials have been submitted to another entity to request funding. Submission of a letter of intent or pre-proposal to another funding source does not constitute an activity being “currently under consideration for funding from other sources” if that submission is a step that precedes submission of full or final application materials in an application process.
- Activities that clearly lie under the direct responsibility of industry or regulatory agencies are not eligible.
- U.S. organizations may partner with international organizations; a U.S. organization must be the applicant, but applicants may include key personnel from and subawards to non-U.S. organizations. Please note that legal restrictions may prohibit transactions, including subawards, between U.S. entities and entities within certain foreign countries.
- U.S. federal agencies are not eligible to receive Gulf Research Program funding as applicants or subawardees, although their employees may be collaborators. Any proposed collaboration with employees of a U.S. federal agency should not involve any transfer of Gulf Research Program funding to the agency and must be in compliance with all applicable federal statutes and regulations.

Individuals named as project director or key personnel in an application must adhere to the following:
- An individual may be proposed as project director in only one application. If an individual is proposed as project director in any application, that individual may also be proposed as key personnel in up to two additional
- An individual not proposed as a project director in any application may be named as key personnel in up to three applications.
- It is the responsibility of each individual being named as project director or key personnel in any application to ensure that they are not named in more than three total applications.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:

Letter of Intent (LOI)
- An LOI is required for this funding opportunity.
- December 12, 2018: RFA announced
- December 19, 2018: Online LOI submission opens
- February 13, 2019, 5:00pm ET: LOI due

Full Proposal
- February 14, 2019: Online full proposal submission opens (ONLY open to applicants who submitted an LOI)
- May 1, 2019, 5:00pm ET: Full proposal due

Award Selection and Notification
- Fall 2019

Project directors are advised to review the application preparation and submission instructions carefully and submit any questions to the email address below well in advance of the submission deadlines. Although the Gulf Research Program strives to respond to applicants' questions within two business days, the response time depends on the volume of questions received and the complexity of the question asked. The Gulf Research Program does not guarantee that applicants' questions will be answered before submission deadlines.

Applicants are advised to submit LOIs and full proposals well in advance of the submission deadlines as a precaution against unanticipated delays. Please plan ahead.

No later than three weeks after the LOI submission deadline, the project director will be notified of the Gulf Research Program’s decision to either encourage or discourage submission of a full proposal.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application system:

Gulf Research Program
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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