**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.**

NOAA/NOS/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)/Competitive Research Program is soliciting proposals for the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR). This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to facilitate informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program that results in integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple SLR, inundation, and management scenarios.

Total funding for this research: Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2019 Federal appropriations. It is anticipated that projects funded under this announcement will have a September 1, 2019 start date. Approximately 3 to 6 projects, 2-3 years in duration, are expected to be funded at a level not to exceed $250,000 per year per proposal.

Electronic Access: Background information about NOAA’s EESLR Program can be found at https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/coastal-change/ecological-effects-sea-level-rise-program

Any Frequently Asked Questions that arise will be posted at the NOAA EESLR web site. Proposals should be submitted through Grants.gov, http://www.grants.gov. Sign up to receive any potential amendments to this Announcement via www.grants.gov. An information webinar covering EESLR and this solicitation, will be offered by a Program Manager on October 15, 2018 via https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/coastal-change/ecological-effects-sea-level-rise-program.

For details about the grant opportunity, go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309371