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The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation. It funds grants, fellowships, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and training, and monitoring and synthesis.

Meet the 2018 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellows

The Gulf Research Program is pleased to the recipients of its 2018 Early-Career Research Fellowships. The Early-Career Research Fellowships recognize professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers who show exceptional leadership and performance, and potential for future contributions to improving offshore energy system safety, human health and well-being, or environmental stewardship. Each fellow receives a two-year grant for research expenses and professional development. Learn more about the 2018 Early-Career Research Fellows or the GRP's Early-Career Research Fellowship program.
2018 Early Career Research Fellows

Gulf Research Program's 2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report. Download the report to learn about last year's activities and accomplishments, including:
  • Announcing a record number of grant awards totaling nearly $25 million,
  • Awarding more than $1.2 million to support 19 up-and-coming professionals through our Early-Career Research Fellowship and Science Policy Fellowship,
  • Supporting 6 National Academies consensus studies and 2 National Academies workshops on topics relevant to our initiatives, and
  • Refining our long-term vision and plans for future funding opportunities and investments.

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