Notice of Funding Opportunity
Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Variability and Predictability Program
Announcement Type: Initial
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2018-2005492
Applications received after these dates and times will not be considered for funding.
- Letter of Intent: LOIs for all competitions should be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 2, 2018.
- Full Applications: Full applications for all competitions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 18, 2018.
Applications must be submitted via http://www.grants.gov. For applications submitted through grants.gov, the basis for determining timeliness is the receipt notice issued by http://www.grants.gov, which includes the date and time received.
Emailed or faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.
The goal of the Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program is to advance the knowledge of the dynamics, and sources of predictability, of the coupled ocean-atmosphere-land-ice system across all climate time scales by using observations, modeling, research, analysis, and field studies to gain a process-level understanding of how the system interacts. This vital knowledge is needed to improve climate models and predictions so that scientists and society can better anticipate the impacts of future climate variability and change. To achieve its mission, the CVP Program invests in NOAA mission-critical research, which is carried out at NOAA and other federal laboratories, NOAA Cooperative Institutes, and academic institutions. The Program also coordinates its sponsored projects with major national and international scientific bodies including the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) - especially CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change) and GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges) programs - and the U.S. Global Change Research program (USGCRP).
The one competition covered by this Announcement is as follows:
CVP – Pre-Field Modeling Studies in Support of TPOS Process Studies, a Component of TPOS 2020
In the First Report of TPOS 2020 (Tropical Pacific Observing System 2020, tpos2020.org), many recommendations and proposed actions were identified. The use of process studies that will inform further refinement of TPOS was noted as a critical part of the implementation process that can guide the development of the system design. Two of the studies that are recommended in the report are called “Pacific Upwelling and Mixing Physics (PUMP)” (section 6.2.1) and “Air–sea Interaction at the eastern edge of the Warm Pool” (section 6.2.3). Each of these studies focus on improved predictability of the overall evolution of the Pacific climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales (MJO, ENSO, etc.), which is beneficial to NOAA’s mission of improved environmental prediction. This solicitation is intended to contribute to the goals of TPOS 2020.
In FY 2018, the CVP program solicits modeling projects that will refine the current scientific understanding of the equatorial Pacific climate system with a specific focus on two process studies identified in the TPOS 2020 First Report, “Pacific Upwelling and Mixing Physics (PUMP)” (section 6.2.1) and “Air–sea Interaction at the eastern edge of the Warm Pool” (section 6.2.3). The CVP Program encourages a hierarchy of modeling approaches. Outcomes from these projects will be used for pre-cruise planning and field campaign development.
Further information, along with the names and contact information of relevant Competition Managers, is provided in information sheets that can be found below and on the right side of this page.
It is anticipated that $2 million will be available in FY18, depending on budget appropriation. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $150,000 and $300,000 per year for up to 2 years, depending on the availability of funding. Projects will start either in FY18 or FY19, depending on the needs of the project and the availability of funding. Current or previous grantees are eligible to apply for a new award that builds on, but does not replicate, activities covered in existing or previous awards. Current grantees should not apply for supplementary funding through this announcement.
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.
NOAA is accepting individual applications for 1 competition.
Grant Competition Sheet
||CVP – Pre-Field Modeling Studies in Support of TPOS Process Studies, a Component of TPOS 2020