The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) announced that it plans to award up to $105 million to support research consortia investigating the effect, and the potential associated impact, of hydrocarbon releases on the environment and public health, as well as to develop improved spill mitigation, oil detection, characterization, and remediation technologies. The funding under this program, known as RFP-IV, will support research in the Gulf of Mexico conducted by consortia of four or more institutions between 2015 and 2017. It is anticipated that each team will be funded at levels between $1 million and $7.5 million per year. Research teams interested in applying for RFP-IV support must complete a pre-proposal by 15 January 2014 to be eligible to submit a full proposal by the 2 June 2014 deadline. Learn more at


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