Core Pre-Proposals Due January 9, 2014;
SEED Proposals Due March 11, 2014

SERDP released solicitations on November 7, 2013, seeking proposals for FY 2015 funding. Through a Federal Call for Proposals and a Broad Agency Announcement, funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.

Core SERDP projects vary in cost and duration, consistent with the scope of the work proposed. The Statements of Need (SON) referenced by this solicitation request proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration (ER), Munitions Response (MR), Resource Conservation and Climate Change (RC), and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP). All Core pre-proposals are due January 9, 2014.

The SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation provides funding opportunities for work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to establish proof of concept. Funding is limited to not more than $150,000 and projects are approximately one year in duration. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Environmental Restoration (ER) and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP) program areas. All SEED proposals are due March 11, 2014.

Webinar for the SERDP Solicitation:  The SERDP Executive Director will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 19, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST. This “how to play” briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new SERDP funding opportunities. During the online seminar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current SERDP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. Pre-registration for this webinar is required. To register, visit If you have difficulty registering, please contact the SERDP Support Office via e-mail at or by telephone at 703-736-4547.

Detailed instructions and the SONs are available at