**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.**

One focus of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program (GRP) is to enhance community resilience at the intersection of climate, health, and equity. These efforts include building and sustaining the capacity of communities who are disproportionately at risk from climate hazards and associated disasters to better prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to the effects of climate change. This funding opportunity seeks to help empower the next generation of community resilience leaders.

Specifically, the GRP is seeking proposals for youth leadership training programs that equip youth (ages 15-24) with the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to build resilience to climate hazards and associated disasters. The GRP will accept proposals from academic institutions and nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status based in the GRP’s geographic region.1 Preference will be given to academic institutions and nonprofit organizations that have existing climate, health, and/or disaster resilience programs for youth in the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico or Gulf of Alaska. The GRP encourages applicants to build interdisciplinary project teams.

A total of $2M is available for this funding opportunity, with a maximum request of $500,000. The GRP expects to award up to six proposals. All budget requests should be commensurate with the scope of work, that are up to 36 months in duration.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2023: Full proposals due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.