FY21 MAPP Funding Opportunities
The mission of the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program is to enhance the Nation's capability to predict variability and change in Earth's climate system. The MAPP Program focuses on the coupling, integration, and application of Earth System models and analyses across NOAA, among partner agencies, and with the external research community. Primary objectives include: 1) improving Earth System models; 2) supporting an integrated Earth System analysis capability; 3) improving methodologies for global to regional scale climate analysis, predictions, and projections; and 4) developing climate modeling capabilities and applications relevant to decision makers based on climate analyses, predictions, and projections. MAPP sits within the Earth System Science and Modeling Division (ESSM) of the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Climate Program Office (CPO).
In FY21, MAPP is offering two funding opportunities. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the CPO Funding Opportunity website for further information. On that website, applicants will find CPO's full Funding Opportunity, which contains information on how to apply to the solicitation, as well as information sheets describing each MAPP competition. Applicants are encouraged to review all documentation thoroughly before reaching out to program staff, submitting an LOI (due 8/17/20), or submitting a proposal (due 11/30/20).
A video recording describing the MAPP program, its FY21 solicitations, and how to apply, is provided below. If you have general-interest questions about MAPP or how to apply, please use the anonymous form below the video to send in those questions. We will answer them on this page within 24-48 hours, for the benefit of the general public.
Questions submitted via the Google form will be answered here.
Question: Is it necessary to identify a NOAA collaborator at the LOI stage and or in the proposal?
Answer: It is not necessary to identify a NOAA collaborator at the LOI stage, since that process may take some time. The LOI stage is not binding, and used mostly to identify issues of relevance as opposed to other issues. For the Model Diagnostics competition, a NOAA collaborator is not required, although proposers should expect to work with NOAA on diagnostic development and implementation. For the Monitoring competition, here is what the information sheet says: "Proposals are required to involve a NOAA investigator or collaborator and to demonstrate relevance of intended new products to one or more NOAA Line Offices."