SERDP released solicitations on October 29, 2015, seeking proposals for FY 2017 funding. Through a Federal Call for Proposals and a Broad Agency Announcement, funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.
Core SERDP projects vary in cost and duration, consistent with the scope of the work proposed. The Statements of Need (SON) referenced by this solicitation request proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration (ER), Munitions Response (MR), Resource Conservation and Climate Change (RC), and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP). All Core pre-proposals are due January 7, 2016, by 2:00 p.m. ET.
The SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation provides funding opportunities for work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to establish proof of concept. Funding is limited to not more than $200,000 and projects are approximately one year in duration. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the RC and WP program areas. All SEED proposals are due March 8, 2016, by 2:00 p.m. ET.
Webinar for the SERDP Solicitation: SERDP Acting Executive Director Dr. Anne Andrews and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 10, 2015, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET. This briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new SERDP funding opportunities. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current SERDP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the SERDP Support Office at email@example.com or 703-736-4547.
Detailed instructions and SONs are available on the Funding Opportunities page.