Funding Opportunities

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) has published its fiscal year 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Ocean Exploration (NOAA-OAR-OER-2019-2005679) on Grants.Gov.

A pre-proposal is a prerequisite for submission of a full proposal and the deadline for receipt of pre-proposals is 5:00 pm EDT on July 26, 2018. All pre-proposals and the required cover sheet must be emailed to

OER will evaluate pre-proposals and either encourage or discourage applicants to submit a full proposal. The decision to submit a full proposal is up to the applicant.

Full proposals are due at 5:00 pm EST on November 15, 2018.

All applicants should read the federal funding opportunity and are encouraged to visit the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research website to familiarize themselves with past and present OER-funded activities.

Quick Links pertinent to this funding opportunity include:


Contact Information for OER Federal Funding Opportunity
OER Federal Funding Opportunity
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Room 10210
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-734-1010