SERDP released its FY 2012 Core and SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) solicitations on October 28, 2010. Funds are available through a competitive process to both federal and private organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.
Core Solicitation 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). For the Core solicitation, pre-proposals from the non-federal sector were due January 6, 2011, and federal proposals are due March 10, 2011. Note: Full proposals requested by SERDP from the non-federal sector are also due March 10, 2011.
The SEED Solicitation is designed for work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. SEED proposals are limited to not more than $150,000 and approximately one year in duration. Successful SEED projects may lead to more extensive follow-on efforts. A SEED SON was released for the Munitions Response (MR) program area. All SEED proposals are due March 10, 2011.
Webinar for the SERDP Solicitation: The SERDP and ESTCP Director will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 16, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. EST. This “how to play” briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new funding opportunities with SERDP. 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 http://webinars.serdp-estcp.org. If you have difficulty registering, please contact the SERDP Office at email@example.com or by telephone at 703-696-2126.
Detailed instructions and the SONs are available at www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations.