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Marine Debris Program Announces 2019 Funding Opportunity for Research Projects

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 — On September 18, the Marine Debris Program announced its FY19 “Marine Debris Research” federal funding opportunity.

This opportunity is part of a nationwide, competitive funding program that supports efforts to address the pervasive global problem of marine debris that can impact wildlife, navigation safety, human health, and the economy.

Research projects funded through the grant competition will explore the ecological risks associated with marine debris, determine debris exposure levels, examine the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore coastal environments, and/or quantify habitat impacts resulting from marine debris. Projects may address one or more of these research priorities and should be original, hypothesis-driven projects that have not previously been addressed to scientific standards. The proposal submission period for research projects will extend from September 17 - December 14, 2018.

These projects will be selected through a rigorous and highly competitive merit review process, with awards announced in the summer. For more information about the FY 2019 research grant opportunity, please visit and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website.

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Last updated Friday, June 14, 2019 2:52pm PDT