For most competitions eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other non-profits, state,
local, Indian Tribal Governments, commercial organizations,
US Territories and Federal
agencies that possess the statutory authority to accept funding for this type of
research. The individual FFOs contain the applicant eligibility for that specific competition. DOC/NOAA
supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and
minority individuals and groups to submit applications to the
In addition, DOC/NOAA
is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically
black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges
and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. We encourage
proposals involving any of the above institutions.
Please note that:
- NCCOS will
not normally fund any Federal Full Time (FTE) salaries, but
will fund travel, equipment, supplies, and contractual personnel costs associated
with the proposed work. If an applicant thinks that they are eligible for an exception,
they should provide the Program Manager with appropriate documentation and obtain
approval prior to submitting a letter of intent.
- Researchers must be employees of an eligible entity listed above, and proposals
must be submitted through that entity. Non-Federal researchers should comply with
their institutional requirements for proposal submission.
- Non-NOAA Federal
applicants will be required to submit certifications or documentation
showing that they have specific legal authority to accept funds for this type of
- Foreign researchers may apply as subawards through an eligible
- Non-Federal researchers affiliated with
NOAA-University Cooperative/Joint Institutes
should comply with joint institutional requirements; they will be funded through
grants either to their institutions or to joint institutes.