Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development


Source: SERDP
Related Topics: Environmental Technology

ARLINGTON, VA, November 6, 2008 - The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), is seeking to fund environmental research and development efforts. The development and application of innovative environmental science and technology supports the long-term sustainability of DoD's installations and ranges, as well as significantly reduces current and future environmental liabilities. Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SON) in the following areas are requested:

  • Environmental Restoration - innovative technologies for the detection, characterization, containment, and remediation of a wide range of contaminants in soil, sediments, and water.
  • Munitions Management - advanced geophysical sensor and signal processing technologies for the detection, discrimination, and remediation of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and technologies for range clearance and reduced generation of UXO.
  • Sustainable Infrastructure - natural resources (e.g., ecosystem-based management; threatened, endangered, and at-risk species; land management and watershed protection; and maritime sustainability), facilities (e.g., installation/regional sustainability, energy, noise, air and water quality, and facility waste), and cultural resources.
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms - advanced alternative environmentally benign technologies and materials that reduce, control, or eliminate the waste and emissions associated with the manufacturing, maintenance, and use of DoD weapons systems and platforms.

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 SONs will be selected through a competitive process. The Core Solicitation provides funding in varying amounts for multi-year projects. For the Core Solicitation, PRE-PROPOSALS FROM THE NON-FEDERAL SECTOR ARE DUE BY THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009. PROPOSALS FROM THE FEDERAL SECTOR ARE DUE BY THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009. The SONs and detailed instructions for federal and private sector proposers are available on the SERDP web site at

SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $150,000) to investigate new environmental technologies with innovative approaches that entail high technical risk and/or have minimal supporting data that provide risk reduction and/or proof of concept. For FY 2010, proposals are being requested that respond to one SEED SON in each of the following focus areas: Munitions Management, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Weapons Systems and Platforms.

ALL SEED PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009. The SEED SONs and detailed instructions for both federal and non-federal proposers are available on the SERDP web site at

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