Coastal Science Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (CFDA Nos. 47.041, 47.050, and 47.074)


Purpose: To understand the dynamics of human activities that often result in physical, chemical, and ecological alterations that influence and interact with natural state and variability of coastal systems, in order to inform societal decisions about the uses of coastal systems, including for economic, aesthetic, recreational, research, and conservation purposes; and to lead to theoretical advances in natural sciences and engineering while, at the same time, integrating key aspects of human processes required to address issues of coastal sustainability.

Eligibility: U.S. academic institutions that have research and degree-granting education programs in any area of research supported by the National Science Foundation; nonprofit, non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

Funding: $13 million.
Deadline: 1/21/14.
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