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Now Open: FY 2021 Grant Opportunity for Marine Debris Research Projects

Plastic bottles and other debris in an urban waterbody.
Marine debris found floating along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Washington, D.C. Image credit: NOAA.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our FY 2021 Marine Debris Research notice of funding opportunity. 

NOAA will fund research projects that investigate and identify the critical input pathways for marine debris introduction into the coastal zone (shoreline or nearshore), including evaluation of appropriate simultaneous pathways of riverine transport downstream, surface runoff, stormwater discharge, and wind-driven transport, as well as degradation and fragmentation of debris during transport. Projects should be original, hypothesis-driven projects that have not previously been addressed to scientific standards. 

The Letter of Intent (LOI) submission period for research projects will extend from Sept. 15 to Nov. 5, 2020. Applicants who submit successful LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal following the LOI review period.

For more information on this FY 2021 grant opportunity, please visit and the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website.

Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:44pm PST