OWAQ Funding Opportunity

FY2019 Weather Program Office Research Programs Announcement

The Weather Program Office released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2019-2005820) for FY 2019. There are eight grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $16,200,000. Eligible applicants are U.S. Institutions of higher education; other non-profits; commercial organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments; and U.S. Federal Government agencies except in the VORTEX-SE, JTTI, and S2S competitions in which case U.S. Federal Government employees are ineligible. In those three competitions, U.S. Federal Government employees may serve as unfunded co-Is on applications where substantial federal involvement is proposed. All applicants should read the funding opportunity for additional information on eligibility, descriptions and contact information.

For funded grants and projects, click here.

Download NOAA WPO's Research Grant Opportunities Information Page

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Note: Deadlines are 5 p.m. (ET)

Grant Opportunities Opening
Due Date
Joint Technology Transfer Initiative  09/26/2018   10/26/2018   02/15/2019 
Subseasonal to seasonal 09/26/2018 10/26/2018 02/13/2019
Air Quality Research and Forecasting 09/26/2018 10/29/2018 12/19/2018
Snowpack & Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Weather Model (NWM) 09/26/2018 10/29/2018 02/15/2019
VORTEX-SE 09/26/2018 11/2/2018 02/22/2019
High Impact Weather Test Beds 09/26/2018 11/9/2018 02/12/2019
Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms 09/26/2018 11/15/2018 03/06/2019
Infrasound 09/26/2018 12/18/2018 03/20/2019


If you have specific funding questions, contact the designated Federal Program Officer identified below.

Jessie Carman - Subseasonal to Seasonal

Andrea Ray - High Impact Weather Testbeds

Mark Cohen - Air Quality Research and Forecasting

Chandra Kondragunta - Joint Technology Transfer Initiative

Mark Vincent - Infrasound Detection of Tornadoes and High Impact Weather; Next Generation of Mesoscale Weather Observing Platforms; Snowpack and Soil Moisture Observations and Data Assimilation to Improve the National Water Model (NWM)