NOAA -- Climate Program Office (CPO) Adaptation Sciences Program FY2024

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The Adaptation Sciences (AdSci) program, an
interdisciplinary research and engagement program, is housed in the NOAA Climate Program
Office’s (CPO’s) Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Division. The AdSci program advances
the knowledge, methods, and frameworks needed to move society beyond incremental adaptation
toward more widespread, connected, and transformative adaptive pathways and resilience
strategies with clear economic, social, cultural and environmental co-benefits. This work is
conducted through a combination of dedicated partnerships that support capacity building and
engagement activities, and competitive research awards designed to address key knowledge and
information needs. Given the global complexities involved in climate impacts and society’s
adaptive strategies, the AdSci program supports work both within and outside of the United

AdSci has two core objectives:

*Developing an understanding of key drivers and conditions that shape and enable adaptation
across multiple temporal and spatial scales, in particular geographies and settings where this
knowledge can be practically applied to efforts to reduce risk and enhance resilience in equitable
ways; and

*Identifying key aspects of and promoting opportunities for the use of scientific information to
best support preparedness and planned adaptation of high value to social and economic goals.

Through the FY24 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the AdSci Program is soliciting
applications for two competitions:
1. Evidence-building, Evaluation and Learning Approaches to Support Adaptation to a Changing Climate
2. Developing a Social Science Research Agenda to Support Adaptation and Resilience


  • Letters of intent: Dec. 26, 2023
  • Full applications: March 20, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other nonprofits, commercial
organizations, international and regional organizations, and state, local and Indian tribal
governments. Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance
under this notice, but may be identified as partners in the proposals (with their own



Amount Description

Proposals can request up to $150,000 per year, for a maximum total of $300,000.00 total.
Depending on the availability of funds, it is anticipated that 5-7 projects will be supported.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 20, 2024