DOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) announces funding opportunity

The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned nd executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

Proposals responding to focused Statements of Need (SONs) in the following areas are requested:

  • Environmental Restoration — Research and technologies for the characterization, risk
    assessment, remediation, and management of chemicals of concern in soil, sediments, and
  • Munitions Response — Technologies for the detection, classification, and remediation of
    military munitions on U.S. lands and waters.
  • Resource Conservation and Resilience — Supports the development of the science,
    technologies, and methods needed to manage DoD’s installation infrastructure in a
    sustainable way.
  • Weapons Systems and Platforms — Research and technologies to reduce, control, and
    understand the sources of waste and emissions in the manufacturing, maintenance, and use
    of weapons systems and platforms.

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 SONs will be selected through a competitive process.
Separate solicitations are available to Federal and non-Federal proposers. The SONs and detailed
instructions are available on the SERDP website. The Core SERDP Solicitation provides funding in varying amounts for multi-year projects. All Core Solicitation pre-proposals are due to SERDP on January 10, 2023 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory
Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of
funding (not to exceed $250,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate
innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of
concept. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response program area.
The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website. All SEED proposals are due
on March 14, 2023 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

Learn More About Funding Available Through SERDP

View the webinar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” conducted by Acting SERDP Executive Director
Dr. Kimberly Spangler, Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson, and the SERDP Program Managers. This
briefing offers valuable information for those who are interested in new funding opportunities with
SERDP. During the online seminar, participants posed questions about the funding process, the current
SERDP solicitation, and the proposal submission process. The webinar can be viewed on the SERDP

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