**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.**

Climate variability and change present society with significant economic, health, safety, and security challenges. As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate portfolio within the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Climate Program Office (CPO) addresses these climate challenges by managing competitive research programs through which high-priority climate science, assessments, decision-support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities are funded to advance our understanding of the Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application and use of this knowledge to improve the resilience of our Nation and its partners.

Through this announcement, CPO is seeking applications for six individual competitions in FY23. Several of these competitions are relevant to four high-priority climate risk areas CPO is focusing on to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes: Coastal Inundation, Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources, and Extreme Heat. More information about CPO’s Climate Risk Areas Initiative can be found at https://cpo.noaa.gov/News/ArtMID/7875/ArticleID/1945/NOAA’s-Climate-Program-Office-launches-Climate-Risk-Areas-Initiative.

NOAA, OAR, and CPO require applicants and awardees to support the principles of diversity and inclusion when writing their proposals and performing their work; indeed, applicants will be evaluated, in part, on how well principles of diversity and inclusion are addressed. Diversity is defined as a collection of individual attributes that together help organizations achieve objectives. Inclusion is defined as a culture that connects each employee to the organization. Promoting diversity and inclusion improves creativity, productivity, and the vitality of the climate research community in which CPO engages.

The six competitions covered by this announcement are as follows:

  • Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4): Methane across scales
  • Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM): Precipitation-related Dataset Development and Analysis
  • Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections-National Integrated Drought Information System (MAPP-NIDIS): Science for the 21st Century Western U.S. Hydroclimate
  • Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP): Climate Futures: Projections for Societally-Relevant Problems
  • Earth’s Radiation Budget, AC4, and Climate Variability and Predictability (ERB, AC4 and CVP): Applications of satellite data to aerosol research
  • Climate and Fisheries Adaptation (CAFA): Promoting resilience and adaptation of U.S. marine fisheries and fishing communities

Estimated Total Program Funding: $11,100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $50,000

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 1, 2022 by 5:00 pm Eastern Time; Full applications due November 21, 2022 by 5:00 pm Eastern Time.