NOAA Science Collaboration Program FY21 Funding Opportunity

Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce

Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: NOAA Science Collaboration Program Competition, FY2021

Announcement Type: Initial

Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2021-2006797

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research

The NOAA Science Collaboration Program (NSCP) supports research, programs, projects and other activities related to NOAA’s mission, primarily through collaborations among scientists and professionals in areas of mutual interest across the full spectrum of NOAA sciences. This includes the support of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers and scientists with expertise in NOAA-related sciences. It is expected that some of the scientists will collaborate onsite at NOAA facilities and laboratories. Through this funding opportunity, NOAA is also interested in supporting complementary Earth systems research and modeling efforts, social science and interdisciplinary research efforts which can serve as a catalyst for collaborations between NOAA professionals and scientists supported through this program.

The total NOAA funding amount available for the NSCP is anticipated to be approximately $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 per year or a total of $50,000,000 to $75,000,000 for the five-year period. There will be appropriation of some funds at the start of the award. NOAA anticipates making one award for the five-year period and anticipates providing funds one or more times each year for five years. NOAA has no obligation to provide additional funding in connection with that award in subsequent years. Funding for each subsequent year of a multi-year proposal is at the discretion of NOAA and is subject to the availability of funds.

This information, along with the name and contact information for the Competition Manager, is provided below.



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Important Dates/Deadlines

Full Applications

Full applications for this competition must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 10, 2021.

Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding.

Applications must be submitted via For applications submitted through, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by, which includes the date and time received.

Applicants without internet access

For applicants without internet access, please contact the NOAA Program Officer Kendra Hammond by mail at NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12705, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 to obtain an application package. Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response. Hard copy submissions will be date and time stamped when they are received in the Climate Program Office.

Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

Where to Submit

Application packages:

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Applicants without Internet access:

Please send mail to:
Kendra Hammond
NOAA Program Officer
NOAA Climate Program Office (R/CP1), SSMC3, Room 12705
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please allow two weeks after receipt for a response.

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About CPO Funding Opportunities

CPO manages competitive research programs through which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity building activities designed to advance the understanding of Earth’s climate system and to foster the application for of this knowledge to enable effective decisions. CPO supports research that is conducted across the United States and internationally. CPO also provides strategic guidance for the agency’s climate science and services programs and supports NOAA’s contributions to the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its National Climate Assessment and similar international endeavors.



Funding Recipients

Competition 1: NOAA Science Collaboration Program

Competition Number: 2947031

Kendra Hammond

Program Priorities

NOAA expects the award recipient to address the following five priority areas:

  1. Identify, manage, and develop postdoctoral and visiting scientists with expertise across the full spectrum of NOAA-related sciences who will collaborate with NOAA professionals and other researchers either in NOAA facilities or in other research environments.
  2. Promote undergraduate and graduate exposure and participation in NOAA-related science through the development of innovative workshops and collaboration opportunities with professional researchers and scientists inside and outside of NOAA.
  3. Conduct research which improves the understanding and quantification of societal impacts of NOAA-related science and operations and determines methods for better communication of scientific results and findings.
  4. Conduct research to develop earth-system models which complement and serve as a catalyst for collaborative activities between NOAA scientists and early career and visiting scientists supported through the program.
  5. Develop and conduct integrated, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations to produce usable and actionable science to inform, support, and otherwise improve weather, water and climate risk reduction and resilience.


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