Karl Havens Memorial South Atlantic Regional Research on Coastal Community Resilience

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant

The Karl Havens Memorial South Atlantic Regional Research on Coastal Community Resilience invites applicants to conduct research that addresses the priorities of the Sea Grant programs of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management in the South Atlantic Region.

Projects must be related to the resilience of coastal communities to natural hazards, including both contemporary disasters such as hurricanes, storm surge and coastal flooding, and future hazards associated with sea-level rise and climate change. For specific details in a given year, refer to the active request for proposals.

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

● This is an open competition for teams of investigators working at academic institutions in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. ● Investigators must assemble teams that span the four states. ● Investigators from each state must contact their state Sea Grant program director to discuss ways in which they intend to collaborate with their Sea Grant program

The PI who is serving as the regional project lead must submit a single proposal, on behalf of the co-PIs, to Georgia Sea Grant. It must include the project narrative, the individual PI budgets and budget justifications, biosketches and signed cover pages from each university. Letters from end-users indicating describing their role in developing and implementing the project are a critical component of the application package. 



Amount Description

A single regional research project will be funded annually for a period of two years in an amount not to exceed $400,000. Each year of federal dollars will not exceed $200,000. Further, for this project, the two-year total for each state PI is limited to a maximum of $100,000. The exception is that the one PI who assumes the role of project lead may include an additional $25,000 in their budget for costs to serve as the lead project manager, to ensure that a high level of interaction and integration occurs between the PIs and with the Sea Grant and NOAA programs to have a cohesive research project with effective translation of results into application. Prospective researchers must contact their state Sea Grant program to discuss their proposed research idea and budget.

For this regional competition, a match of one non-federal dollars is required for every four federal dollars requested (state: federal; 1:4). Match must be in the form of something that can clearly be documented. The preferred form of match is a percentage of investigators’ time or in-kind services of an agency or organization that can be specifically identified and cost estimated. Volunteer hours are not allowed as match, because they cannot be reliably quantified.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 25, 2019