Core Pre-Proposals Due January 8, 2013;
SEED Proposals Due March 12, 2013

SERDP released solicitations on October 25, 2012, seeking proposals for FY 2014 funding. Through a Federal Call for Proposals and a Broad Agency Announcement, funds are available through a competitive process to both Federal and private sector organizations to perform basic and applied research and advanced technology development.

Core SERDP 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, all pre-proposals are due to SERDP January 8, 2013.

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 establish proof of concept. Funding is limited to not more than $150,000 and projects are approximately one year in duration. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response (MR) and Weapons Systems and Platforms (WP) program areas. All SEED proposals are due March 12, 2013.

Webinar for the SERDP Solicitation:  The SERDP Executive Director will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 13, 2012, from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. This “how to play” briefing will offer valuable information for those interested in new SERDP funding opportunities. 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 If you have difficulty registering, please contact the SERDP Office at or by telephone at 571-372-6384.

Detailed instructions and the SONs are available at