Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development


Source: SERDP (Department of Defense)

ARLINGTON, VA, October 27, 2011—The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Weapons Systems and Platforms program area.  SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.  The development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks, and time required to resolve environmental problems while, at the same time, enhancing and sustaining military readiness. 

The Weapons Systems and Platforms program area supports the development of innovative technologies that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials in production and maintenance processes, reduce hazardous waste streams, and better understand and mitigate emissions and other environmental impacts that result from DoD operations.  SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following four focused Statements of Need (SON) in Weapons Systems and Platforms:

  • Non-Isocyanate Polymers for Military Topcoats
  • Ionic Liquids Technology
  • Environmentally Advantaged Submunitions
  • Application of Synthetic Biological Techniques for Energetic Materials

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 SONs will be selected through a competitive process. 

New this year, Federal organizations will submit pre-proposals online directly to SERDP.  Pre-proposals from the Federal and non-Federal sectors are due by Thursday, January 5, 2012.  The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP web site at

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