The Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP
) is seeking environmental research and development proposals for funding beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Projects will be selected through a competitive process.
The Core Solicitation provides funding opportunities for basic and applied research and advanced technology development. Core 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 Resiliency (RC), and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP). All Core pre-proposals are due January 8, 2019 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 provide 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 Munitions Response (MR) and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP) program areas. SEED proposals are due March 5, 2019 by 2:00 p.m. ET.
Webinar for the SERDP Solicitations: SERDP Executive Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 13, 2018, from 1:00-2:30 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 solicitations, and the proposal submission process. The second part of the webinar will provide an overview of the 2018 SERDP and ESTCP Chlorinated Solvents Workshop, with a particular focus on the resulting FY 2020 SERDP Statements of Need.