SERDP released solicitations on November 2, 2023, seeking proposals for FY 2025 funding. Funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.

The Core Solicitation provides funding opportunities for basic and applied research and advanced technology development. Core projects vary in cost and duration consistent with the scope of the work proposed. The Statements of Need referenced by this solicitation request proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration, Resource Conservation and Resilience, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. All Core pre-proposals are due January 9, 2024 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

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 provide proof of concept. Funding is limited to not more than $250,000 and projects are approximately one year in duration. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Weapons Systems and Platforms program area. SEED proposals are due March 14, 2024 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

SERDP Executive Director Dr. Kimberly Spangler, Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson, and the SERDP Program Managers will conduct a webinar about SERDP funding opportunities in mid-November. This webinar will offer valuable information for those interested in new SERDP funding opportunities. During the webinar, participants may ask questions about the funding process, the current SERDP solicitations, and the proposal submission process.

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About SERDP & ESTCP 

The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) harness the latest science and technology to improve the Department of Defense‚Äôs environmental performance, reduce costs, and enhance and sustain mission capabilities. The programs respond to energy and environmental technology requirements across the military services. SERDP and ESTCP are independent DoD programs managed jointly to coordinate the full spectrum of research and development efforts, from the laboratory to field demonstration and validation. For more information, visit https://serdp-estcp.mil. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn