**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.**

The AdSci program is composed of several lines of effort - each shaped by ongoing engagement and structured partnerships with key stakeholders - and program strategies that reflect the societal needs and opportunities for collaboration that emerge from these partnerships. AdSci’s current lines of effort include partnerships and projects focused on the following: international collaboration to advance adaptation and resilience; climate impacts on fisheries and pathways for adaptation in fishing communities; and water-resources challenges and opportunities in coastal communities. Research focuses on the integration of acute and chronic stressors that occur over multiple timescales, which can lead to cascading impacts that threaten to overwhelm and undermine systems important to daily life and social and economic well-being.

The goal of the AdSci Program is to foster adaptation and resilience by supporting research and partnerships focused on:

  • Developing an understanding of key drivers and conditions that shape and enable adaptation across multiple temporal and spatial scales (e.g., socioeconomic context, adaptive behaviors, risk perception, public awareness and education); and
  • Identifying key aspects of and promoting opportunities for the use of scientific information to best support preparedness and planned adaptation of high value to social and economic goals.

In FY 23, Adaptation Sciences is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary adaptation research activities to identify and better understand evolving climate -related risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptive capacity and foster the integration of this knowledge into adaptation and resilience planning for islands in the Caribbean and Pacific.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 13
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $150,000

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023