NAS Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-Being in the Gulf of Mexico Region | LOI due Sept 19, 2018; Proposal due Nov 28, 2018 - Florida Climate Institute

**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Resilience is broadly defined as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to stressors from acute and longer-term adverse events. Building community resilience is a complex challenge, with no ‘one-size fits all’ solution. Multi-stakeholder projects are needed that examine community resilience in new and interesting ways and, in doing so, create a fuller picture of what works and what does not (and for whom) in resilience-building policies and programs. The Gulf Research Program seeks to help bridge the gap between the knowledge and practice of community resilience. They seek approaches that will advance information exchange between resilience researchers and those that seek to implement policies and practices to enhance the resilience and well-being of their communities. Specifically, they are interested in projects that:

  • Increase understanding of how community attributes and systems (e.g., social, health, economic, and/or environmental) interact and influence a community’s capacity to adapt and thrive, and
  • Provide actionable information and strategies that can be used to implement policies and practices that enhance community resilience.

Projects should address multiple stressors and focus on linkages among the various attributes and systems that characterize the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region. Projects should directly involve and benefit residents of the Gulf coast who are affected by stressors associated with climate change, severe weather, or chronic impacts of environmental degradation.

Deadline: LOI due Sept. 19, 2018; Proposal due November 28, 2018, 5:00pm ET