Funding Opportunities

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) has published its fiscal year 2018 Federal Funding Opportunity for Ocean Exploration (NOAA-OAR-OER-2018-2005296) on Grants.Gov.

A pre-proposal is a prerequisite for submission of a full proposal and the deadline for receipt of pre-proposals was 5:00 pm EDT on August 28, 2017.

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 December 8, 2017.

All applicants should read the federal funding opportunity (see link below) and are encouraged to visit the NOAA Ocean Explorer 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