2019 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce


The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program is soliciting proposals for the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to facilitate informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program that results in integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple SLR, inundation, and management scenarios. 


  • Required Letter of Intent: Nov. 2, 2018
  • Full Applications: Jan. 16, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for Federal financial assistance in this competition are institutions of higher education, other non-profits, state, local, Indian Tribal Governments, for-profit organizations, U.S. Territories. Federal agencies that possess the statutory authority to receive transfers of funds are eligible to submit applications for intra- or interagency funds transfers through this competition. DOC/NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the NCCOS programs. In addition, DOC/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. DOC/NOAA encourages applications involving any of the above institutions to apply. 



Amount Description

Approximately 3-6 targeted EESLR projects of up to 3 years in duration are expected to be funded at a level not to exceed $250,000 per year per proposal. In addition to these annual funding limits, proposals should not contain a total budget (across all years) greater than $600,000. 

Funding Type



Women and minorities encouraged


Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 2, 2018