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 Frequently Asked Questions: General

What is the Gulf Research Program?
The Gulf Research Program is a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine dedicated to enhancing offshore energy system safety, human health, and environmental resources in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. coastal regions.

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What are the National Academies?
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, expert advice to the nation on issues relating to science, engineering, and medicine. They originate from a congressional charter signed by President Lincoln in 1863.

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Are you a government agency?
No. The —which encompass the Gulf Research Program—are private, nonprofit institutions. While the National Academies often advise the federal government on questions of science, technology, and health policy, they are not part of the federal government.



How is the Gulf Research Program funded?
As part of the legal settlements following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Department of Justice asked the National Academies to establish a new research program, using funds paid by the companies held responsible for the oil spill.

$500 million in settlement funds was designated toward an endowment for what is now the Gulf Research Program. The funds will be paid out by the companies over five years, between 2013 and 2018. The funds will be disbursed by the Gulf Research Program over 30 years, between 2013 and 2043.

Read our annual reports to see how funding has been distributed so far.



What types of work does the Gulf Research Program support?
The Gulf Research Program funds grants, fellowships, and other activities spanning research and development, education and training, and monitoring and synthesis. Each of these activities is guided by one or more of our four initiatives: Healthy Ecosystems, Thriving Communities, Safer Offshore Energy Systems, and Capacity Building.



Do you only support work in the Gulf of Mexico region?
No; our activities focus on areas where human communities, natural ecosystems, and energy production co-exist. This scope encompasses the Gulf of Mexico region and other U.S. coastal regions, as well as work that transfers knowledge to or from other regions and countries.


Who decides how funding is distributed?
From generating a preliminary idea to announcing award recipients, a variety of individuals are involved in the process for making funding decisions.

Ultimately, proposed funding opportunities and final funding decisions are approved by leadership at the National Academies. However, initial ideas for activities can come from a range of sources, including Gulf Research Program staff, Advisory Board members, stakeholders that participate in our discussion meetings and public workshops, and National Academies reports.



How can I get involved with the Gulf Research Program?
Besides applying for Gulf Research Program grant and fellowship opportunities, you can also:

What areas of expertise and experience are most relevant to the Gulf Research Program’s work?
The breadth and complexity of issues at the interface of offshore energy system safety, human health, and environmental resources requires an interdisciplinary and diverse range of knowledge and experience.

That’s why the Gulf Research Program involves and engages with academics, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industry researchers, and practitioners from throughout the Gulf region, the U.S., and other countries across a variety of fields, including:
  • Earth sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Health and medicine
  • Engineering
  • Environmental protection
  • Natural resources
  • Public policy
  • Community resilience

How should I acknowledge financial support from the Gulf Research Program?
Recipients of funding from the Gulf Research Program should acknowledge that financial support in related communications and outreach efforts, including publications, press releases, media interactions, signs, presentations, electronic publications, audiovisual materials, or other types of communications and outreach activities. Acknowledgement can occur through use of the Gulf Research Program’s logo or inclusion of language acknowledging financial support from the “Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.”

In most cases, funding recipients can exercise judgment in how to best meet this requirement within the context of the communications vehicle and medium and the related purpose and audience. However, specifically pertaining to research funded by the Gulf Research Program, any journal publications or other official publications, reports, or documents about the research funded must include attribution and disclaimer language along the lines of the following:
  • Attribution: "Research reported in this [publication] was supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under the Grant Agreement number [specific grant number(s) in this format: 20000xxxx]."
  • Disclaimer: "The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Gulf Research Program or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.”

How can I obtain the Gulf Research Program logo?
Several formats of the Gulf Research Program logo are available on our website under Grant Resources and Fellowship Resources. If you need a different format than what is available, you can contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Grants

Are there any upcoming grant opportunities?
To see if we are currently accepting applications for any grants, check our list of current grant opportunities. You can also subscribe to our e-updates to hear about upcoming opportunities as soon as they are announced.



Is my project eligible for a Gulf Research Program grant?
Project eligibility requirements can vary between funding opportunities, so you should always check the specific requirements for the current grant opportunity you’re interested in. However, there are some standard eligibility requirements for organizations, project personnel, and project activities.

Organizations
Applying organizations (“applicants”) must:
  • Be a non-federal U.S. institution, and
  • Have a valid federal tax ID number.
Project personnel
Project personnel consist of a “project director,” the individual who will lead a project and be responsible for all the reporting and project coordination, and “key personnel,” the other individuals who share in the responsibility of the scientific or technical direction of the project and/or contribute to the intellectual design or execution of the project in a substantive, measurable way.

An individual may only be proposed as a project director in one application for any given opportunity. An individual proposed as project director in any application may also be proposed as key personnel in up to two additional applications. An individual not proposed as a project director in any application may be named as key personnel in up to three applications.

Project activities
Project funding requests must be for new, distinct activities. Proposals for activities that are already underway using other funds or that are seeking supplementary funds to continue an existing activity are not eligible. However, proposed activities that are part of a broader, existing effort or “project” may be eligible if the proposal clearly demonstrates that the funding request is for new, distinct activities that would not otherwise occur.

Proposals for activities currently under consideration for funding from other sources are not eligible. However, the status of "currently under consideration for funding from other sources" is intended to mean that full or final application materials have been submitted to another entity to request funding. Submission of a letter of intent or pre-proposal to another funding source does not constitute a proposal being "currently under consideration for funding from other sources" if that submission is a step that precedes submission of full or final application materials in an application process.


Do you accept projects located outside the Gulf of Mexico region?
Yes. Our initiatives focus on the intersections of human communities, ecosystems, and energy production, both in the Gulf of Mexico and in other U.S. coastal and outer continental shelf regions. We welcome proposals for projects that may be physically located outside the Gulf region, but whose results could be applied to U.S. coastal regions.

To see where past projects have been based, view our list of grant awards.



If I am a current or past Gulf Research Program grantee, can I apply for another GRP grant?
If an applying organization (“applicant”) is a current or past recipient of a Gulf Research Program grant, that organization can apply for other GRP grants. In addition, individuals who are serving as project directors of active or past GRP grants may be listed as a project director or key personnel in applications for other funding opportunities.

However, if you are currently serving as one of our Science Policy Fellows, you may not be eligible to serve as project director or key personnel on a grant application if your fellowship term overlaps with the period of performance of a GRP grant. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions.



Can I submit multiple proposals for the same grant opportunity?
An applying organization (“applicant”) may submit multiple applications for the same grant opportunity on behalf of different project directors. However, an individual may only be listed as project director on one application.



Can I receive feedback on my letter of intent/full proposal?
The Gulf Research Program does not provide feedback on letters of intent or full proposals before they are submitted. We encourage you to carefully review the RFA, including the eligibility requirements and descriptions of grant types and topics, for the current grant opportunity you’re interested in and tailor your letter of intent and/or full proposal accordingly.

However, after applicants have submitted their letter of intent, the Gulf Research Program will notify applicants of our decision to encourage or discourage submitting a full proposal, at which time feedback may be provided.

Similarly, once full proposals have been submitted and a final funding decision has been made, we will notify applicants of our decisions, at which time you may request to see comments peer reviewers had on your proposal.



Is there a limit to the amount of funding I can request?
Check to see if the RFA for the grant opportunity you’re interested in lists a minimum or maximum budget limit. If a limit is not listed, we will consider project proposals of varying scope and budget that are within the total anticipated funding amount stated in the RFA. In any case, applicants should propose a budget commensurate with the scope of their project.



Does the Gulf Research Program allow for indirect costs?
Yes. All applicants and sub-awardees (if applicable) must use their federal negotiated indirect cost rate.

If an applicant does not have a federal indirect cost rate agreement, no more than 20 percent of the requested direct cost may be allocated to indirect costs. An applicant without a federal indirect cost rate agreement must also submit:
  • A copy of the actual indirect rate (and details on how the rate was derived), to be validated by financial statements, and
  • If applicable, projected future rates and assumptions used in deriving those rates.

Are there activities or line items that the Gulf Research Program will not fund?
The Gulf Research Program does not fund any political lobbying or advocacy activities. All other proposed activities and budgets will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



Can a proposal include a sub-award to a non-U.S. institution?
Yes. Although only U.S. organizations with a valid tax ID (excluding federal agencies) are eligible to apply for Gulf Research Program grants, eligible applicants may include collaboration with and sub-awards to both U.S. and non-U.S. institutions in their proposals.



How do I submit my letter of intent/full proposal?
All materials for both the letter of intent and full proposal must be submitted through our online application system. Submissions by any other means—including mail, fax, or email—will not be considered.

When the application period for a current grant opportunity is open, the page will include links to templates and sample forms that will assist you in completing your application. If, after reading through the sample forms, you have further questions about submitting your materials, contact us at [email protected].



Can I add another project director?
No; each project has only one project director, who is responsible for all project coordination and reporting. All co-investigators should be listed as “key personnel.” Key personnel are individuals who contribute to the direction, design, or execution of the project in a measurable, meaningful way.



Do I need to submit letters of support?
No; letters of support are not required. However, if you wish to include letters of support as part of your application, you may do so during the full proposal stage. Letters of support are not accepted during the letter of intent stage.



If I submit a letter of intent and am discouraged to apply, can I still submit a proposal?
Yes. When we notify applicants of our decision to encourage or discourage submitting a full proposal, it is advisory; all applicants who submit a letter of intent are eligible to submit a full proposal.

However, if you were discouraged to apply and intend to submit a full proposal, we recommend taking the time to carefully review any feedback you received on your letter of intent and re-visit the RFA as you craft your full proposal.



Can I make changes to my project between the letter of intent and full proposal?
To an extent. The applicant (i.e., applying organization) must remain the same between the letter of intent and full proposal. In addition, the project itself should remain largely the same as what was described in the letter of intent.

However, the letter of intent is not binding, which means you are free to modify elements such as key personnel, project director, project title, or project plan between submitting your letter of intent and full proposal. This includes making substantive changes to the project plan, direction, and design to make the proposal more relevant to the RFA, if needed.



Can I edit or submit my letter of intent/proposal past the deadline?
To be fair to all our applicants, we do not accept any edits or submissions after the specified submission deadline.



What if I am unable to meet a submission deadline due to extreme weather or some other widespread emergency or disaster?
Please do not expect that an RFA deadline will be extended for extreme weather or other widespread emergencies or disasters. However, the GRP recognizes that extreme weather or other widespread emergencies or disasters may cause institutions to close. If you are unable to meet a submission deadline because your institution closed for extreme weather or some other widespread emergency or disaster, you may request a deadline extension waiver.

The GRP will evaluate waiver requests on a case-by-case basis; all decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the GRP. The amount of time you request in the extension may not exceed the time period that an institution was closed. Generally, the GRP may consider delays of up to five (5) business days after the deadline. Your late application must include a cover letter signed by your Authorized Organizational Representative that documents the reason you are requesting a waiver. Email your application and cover letter to [email protected].

Please also check the GRP’s website and e-updates for any changes to the planned schedule because, in rare instances, the GRP will announce a blanket deadline extension for all applicants.



When will I be notified of a decision?
Applicants who submit a letter of intent will usually receive a response from the Gulf Research Program within three weeks of the letter of intent submission deadline, either encouraging or discouraging them to submit a full proposal.

Applicants who go on to submit a full proposal will receive notice of final funding decisions within three to eight months of the proposal submission deadline, depending on the nature of the opportunity.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Early-Career Research Fellowship

Am I eligible to apply for an Early-Career Research Fellowship?
You are likely eligible to apply for the Early-Career Research Fellowship if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You received your PhD, ScD, EngD, MD, DrPH, or DVM degree on or after September 1, 2009.
  • You hold a fully independent position as an investigator, faculty member, clinician scientist, or scientific team lead in industry or academia.
  • You will not receive tenure before September 1, 2019.
  • You are affiliated with a non-federal U.S. institution that has a valid tax ID number.
  • You are not a federal employee.
  • You have applied to the Early-Career Research Fellowship fewer than two times.

Do I need to be located in the Gulf region to apply?
Early-Career Research Fellows can be based at any institution, as long as their work is relevant to one of the initiatives of the Gulf Research Program.


I already applied for a GRP Early-Career Research Fellowship. Can I reapply?
If you previously applied for an Early-Career Research Fellowship and were not selected as a fellow, you may be eligible to reapply.

Beginning in the 2019 application cycle, applicants may only submit a maximum of two applications to the Early-Career Fellowship program. For example:
  • If you applied to the Early-Career Research Fellowship in both 2017 and 2018, you have already exceeded the maximum number of allowed applications and are ineligible to reapply.
  • If you first applied to the fellowship in 2018, you may submit one more application.
  • If 2019 is your first year applying to the Early-Career Research Fellowship, you may submit one more application after 2019.
Once you reach the maximum number of allowed submissions, any subsequent applications will be returned without review.

Please note that resubmitted applications must contain significant revisions. Applications that are resubmitted without significant revisions will be returned without review.

If you previously applied for an Early-Career Research Fellowship and were selected as a fellow, you are not eligible to re-apply. This includes applicants who were accepted into the fellowship program but did not go on to complete that fellowship.


How do I submit my application materials, including letters of recommendation?
All application materials must be submitted through our . If you are having difficulties submitting your materials through our online application system, contact us at [email protected].

For letters of recommendation, once you have created an account and started your application, you can enter contact information for your two references and the system will automatically email them with instructions for logging in and completing their recommendations. In addition, you can enter your mentor’s contact information and the system will automatically email them with instructions for logging in and completing a mentor statement. Your application is not complete until all reference letters and the mentor statement have been uploaded.


Can I receive feedback on my application?
The Gulf Research Program does not provide feedback during the application process. We encourage you to carefully read through the eligibility requirements and review criteria, and to familiarize yourself with the initiatives of the Gulf Research Program. You might also consider asking a trusted colleague or mentor to review your materials for clarity, conciseness, and relevance before submitting.

After final funding decisions have been made and fellows have been selected, applicants may request to see the comments our review committee had on their applications.


How can I make my application stand out?
The best way to make your application stand out is not with flashy gimmicks, but by submitting a high-quality application that shows you put time and effort into developing it.

Tips for producing a high-quality application include:
  • Research the opportunity you are applying for to make sure you understand what it is and what it is not.
  • Familiarize yourself with the review criteria; this is what reviewers will use to rate the quality of your application.
  • Take time to develop your application. If you rush through it at the last minute, it shows in your writing and might unintentionally signal to reviewers that you did not take the application seriously.
  • Tailor your resume, personal essays, and any other application materials to the opportunity. Reviewers notice when you use application materials from another opportunity and simply replace some keywords.
  • Ask a colleague, mentor, or friend to review your materials for typos, readability, style, and responsiveness to the questions asked. A savvy editor can help you sort out what information should and should not be included and spot errors you might not find on your own.
  • If you are reapplying to an opportunity and received feedback on your past application, look it over—or have a colleague look it over—to ensure you are responsive to the reviewer comments.
  • Think strategically about your letters of recommendation. Try to select references who know you well and can provide our reviewers with insights about your experience, skills, and ability beyond what's included in your resume or CV.

How many individuals apply each year, and how many are selected?
We award up to twenty Early-Career Research Fellowships annually, but the number of applicants varies. Instead of focusing on the “odds,” we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the application requirements and review criteria. You can also get a sense of which applicants have been successful by learning about our current and past Early-Career Research Fellows.


Can I check the status of my application?
No. However, you can find key dates pertaining to the application, review, and selection process on our opportunity page.


When will I be notified of a decision?
Applicants will be notified of final funding decisions via email in June.



Can I switch institutions during my Early-Career Research Fellowship?
If you move to a different institution during the course of the fellowship, transfer of the remaining fellowship funds to your new institution will be approved only under extraordinary circumstances.


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Frequently Asked Questions: Science Policy Fellowship

What kinds of work are Science Policy Fellows involved in?
Science Policy Fellows are involved in a wide range of work in their host offices, including activities such as environmental restoration and monitoring, socioeconomic impact assessment, regulatory development, grants management, drafting environmental impact statements, resilience planning, epidemiological surveillance, and engaging with stakeholders such as community members, tribal groups, industry, and partner organizations.

To get a sense of the range of work available to fellows in 2019, view the list of 2018 host offices and projects. A list of potential 2019 host offices and projects will be added once it becomes available.


Am I eligible to apply for a Science Policy Fellowship?
You are likely eligible to apply for the Science Policy Fellowship if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.
  • You are currently enrolled in a doctoral program and able to take a leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship, or you hold an eligible degree, including MA/MS, PhD, ScD, MPH/MSPH, MD, DrPH, or DVM degree. Eligible degrees must be completed by August 15, 2019, and conferred by December 31, 2019.
  • You are not a federal employee. Full-time, paid, permanent federal employees are not eligible for the fellowship.
All applicants should come from an area of study relevant to one or more initiatives of the Gulf Research Program, including social and behavioral sciences, health sciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences, earth and life sciences, or other relevant interdisciplinary scientific fields. Even if a fellow from your particular discipline hasn’t been selected yet, if you meet the eligibility requirements, we encourage you to apply.


Do I need to be located in the Gulf region to apply?
No. Science Policy Fellows can be from any location, but applicants should note that all host offices are located in one of the five Gulf states. If you are selected as a Science Policy Fellow and do not already live near your host office, you will need to relocate.


I already applied for a GRP Science Policy Fellowship. Can I reapply?
If you previously applied for a Science Policy Fellowship and were not selected as a fellow, you may be eligible to reapply, providing you still meet eligibility requirements. However, resubmitted applications must contain significant revisions; applications that are resubmitted without significant revisions will be returned without review.

If you previously applied for a Science Policy Fellowship and were selected as a fellow, you are not eligible to apply again. This includes applicants who were accepted into a fellowship program but did not go on to complete that fellowship. 


How do I submit my application materials, including letters of recommendation?
All application materials must be submitted through our . If you are having difficulties submitting your materials through our online application system, contact us at [email protected].

For letters of recommendation, once you have created an account and started your application, you can enter contact information for your two references and the system will automatically email them with instructions for logging in and completing their recommendations.  

A list of application materials required for each fellowship opportunity can be found on our Science Policy Fellowship page.


Can I receive feedback on my application?
The Gulf Research Program does not provide feedback during the application process. We encourage you to carefully read through the eligibility requirements and review criteria and to familiarize yourself with the initiatives of the Gulf Research Program. You might also consider asking a trusted colleague or mentor to review your materials for clarity, conciseness, and relevance before submitting.

After final funding decisions have been made and fellows have been selected, applicants may request to see the comments our review committee had on their applications.


How can I make my application stand out?
The best way to make your application stand out is not with flashy gimmicks, but by submitting a high-quality application that shows you put time and effort into developing it.

Tips for producing a high-quality application include:
  • Research the opportunity you are applying for to make sure you understand what it is and what it is not.
  • Familiarize yourself with the review criteria; this is what reviewers will use to rate the quality of your application.
  • Take time to develop your application. If you rush through it at the last minute, it shows in your writing and might unintentionally signal to reviewers that you did not take the application seriously.
  • Tailor your resume, personal essays, and any other application materials to the opportunity. Reviewers notice when you use application materials from another opportunity and simply replace some keywords.
  • Ask a colleague, mentor, or friend to review your materials for typos, readability, style, and responsiveness to the questions asked. A savvy editor can help you sort out what information should and should not be included and spot errors you might not find on your own.
  • If you are reapplying to an opportunity and received feedback on your past application, look it over—or have a colleague look it over—to ensure you are responsive to the reviewer comments.
  • Think strategically about your letters of recommendation. Try to select references who know you well and can provide our reviewers with insights about your experience, skills, and ability beyond what's included in your resume or CV.

How many individuals apply each year, and how many are selected?
We award up to ten Science Policy Fellowships annually, but the number of applicants varies. Instead of focusing on the “odds,” we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the application requirements and review criteria. You can also get a sense of which applicants have been successful by learning about our current and past fellows.


Can I check the status of my application?
No. However, you can find key dates pertaining to the application, review, and selection process on our opportunity page.


When will I be notified of a decision?
Applicants will be notified of final funding decisions via email in May.


How will I be matched with a host office?
Once selected for the fellowship, fellows will participate in a month-long process to match with their host offices. In May 2019, fellows will be provided information with a list of host offices, contact information, and a description of the potential work fellows will take on during the fellowship year. Fellows will reach out on their own to set up interviews with host office mentors; Gulf Research Program staff are not responsible for scheduling interviews. Fellows will be provided with a placement interview guidance document that contains suggested questions and topics to discuss with host office mentors.

Host offices are located in each of the five Gulf states and may be federal, state, or local government agencies or non-governmental organizations.

We encourage fellows to interview with as many host offices as possible to get a full sense of the range of options. Interviews are intended to give both fellows and hosts a sense of how well they might work together, identify shared interests and goals, and serve as an initial first step in future collaboration.

After the interview period, both fellows and hosts will submit their placement preference rankings to Gulf Research Program staff. Although we work hard to match everyone according to their preferences and needs, we cannot guarantee that fellows or hosts will receive their first choice.

Learn about where our past Science Policy Fellows were placed.


Can I pre-select my host office?
The Gulf Research Program identifies host offices; pre-selecting a host office is not necessary. However, if you know of an organization who would like to serve as a host office, they are welcome to . Please note, however, that volunteering does not guarantee selection as a host office, and suggesting a host office does not mean an applicant will be selected for a fellowship or that a fellow will be placed in that host office.


Will I have to relocate?
All Science Policy Fellow host offices are located in one of the five Gulf states. If you are selected as a Science Policy Fellow and do not already live near your host office, you will need to relocate.


Can I receive relocation assistance?
Fellows needing to relocate to where their host office is located may receive a maximum of $1,000 as reimbursement for relocation travel expenses. This reimbursement may be used for expenses such as airfare, mileage, or a hotel stay for a visit to your host city to search for housing, or as part of your move to your new location. We cannot provide reimbursement for moving expenses such as packing supplies, shipping services, or rental of a moving van.

Fellows are responsible for obtaining their own housing during the fellowship period. We recommend visiting the websites of universities and colleges located near your host office, as they often list suggestions for off-campus housing.


What expenses and benefits are covered?
Science Policy Fellows may receive a maximum of $5,000, in addition to their fellowship stipend, as reimbursement for any tuition, fees, or other costs associated with professional development courses or activities.

More detailed funding information can be found in the Science Policy Fellowship terms.


Is the Science Policy Fellowship considered employment?
No. The Science Policy Fellowship is considered a non-compensatory educational experience, not employment.


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