Summer 2017 – Note from the Research Board Chair

(From Summer 2017 Newsletter) Dr. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University

The GoMRI Research Board is pleased to announce the awardees of the RFP-VI proposal process. RFP-VI awards will fund research in GoMRI Years 9 and 10.

Thirty-one proposals were selected for funding, including eight consortia and twenty-three individual investigator or small research team awards (see page 1 for the complete award list), totaling approximately $50 million. The findings from these studies benefit society by informing new strategies to prevent and mitigate any negative effects of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or elsewhere. The goals of RFP-VI are to continue research in the areas of GoMRI’s five major research themes. Additionally, because significant science has been accomplished and the GoMRI program will sunset in 2020, RFP-VI is focused on integrating existing data and synthesizing research findings.

Through RFP-VI, we welcome both previously funded researchers and new investigators to the GoMRI community. As we move into the final years of the program, the Research Board is excited to see these RFP-VI projects unfold and the results that will be produced, adding to the body of knowledge on oil spill science and contributing to GoMRI’s legacy.

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