The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Gulf Research Program


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$10 Million Available to Advance Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

The Gulf Research Program is offering up to $10 million in grants to spur innovation and support research projects that will help reduce and manage risks associated with offshore energy systems. This funding opportunity is based on priority research areas identified during two GRP-sponsored workshops held in 2018 to identify specific and implementable research that could help improve process safety within the offshore oil and gas industry.

A letter of intent is required for this opportunity. Submit your letter of intent by February 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Note: Additional information about application requirements and the submission and review process will be posted by December 19, at which time the online application system for the RFA will open.

2019 Fellowships Applications Open

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellowships

Applications are now open for our two fellowship opportunities: Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships.

Our Early-Career Research Fellows receive two years of unrestricted funding to pursue innovative research and unique collaborations with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network. Applications are due by February 20, 2019.

Our gain first-hand experience at the interface of science and policy as they spend one year alongside decision-makers at agencies across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. Applications are due by March 6, 2019.

Lauren Alexander AugustineGulf Research Program Announces Lauren Alexander Augustine as New Executive Director

Following a national search, the Gulf Research Program is pleased to the appointment of Dr. Lauren Alexander Augustine as its new Executive Director. Augustine comes to the Gulf Research Program with experience working in a variety of roles on a broad range of topics pertaining to water, natural disasters, and resilience. Prior to accepting the position, Augustine served as director of the National Academies’ Resilient America Program, which supports communities’ efforts to build resilience to extreme events using science and diverse stakeholder engagement. Developing disaster and community resilience are an important component of the Gulf Research Program’s mission, and Augustine’s knowledge and experience in these areas will be valuable in her new role.


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Long-Term Deep Ocean Observation in Gulf of Mexico
We're collaborating with Shell and others to convert an existing ocean mooring owned by Shell into the first long-term deep ocean observatory in the Gulf of Mexico.
Regional Oil Spill Preparedness Workshops
We're collaborating with the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program to convene a aimed at improving community preparedness for future oil spills.
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