Environmental Research Funding Opportunity: DoD SERDP

The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has issued two solicitations for environmental research and development proposals for funding beginning in fiscal year 2022. Scientists from federal organizations, universities, and private industry can apply for funds to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.

Funds are awarded through a competitive process, and there is no limit on the number of proposals an organization may submit. Applicants should submit their proposals directly to SERDP. The request for proposals references 11 Statements of Need (SONs) for the Core Solicitation and two SONs for the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation.

The Core Solicitation requests proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. All Core pre-proposals are due January 7, 2021, by 2:00 p.m. ET.

The SEED Solicitation requests proposals for the Munitions Response and the Weapons Systems and Platforms program areas. SEED proposals are due March 4, 2021, by 2:00 p.m. ET.

Full details are available on the SERDP website.

SERDP staff will conduct a webinar titled “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 10, 2020, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET. Participants may ask questions about the funding process, current SERDP solicitations, and proposal submission. Pre-registration for this webinar is required.

SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program. It is planned and executed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and includes participation by other federal and nonfederal organizations.