Core Pre-Proposals Due January 5, 2012;
SEED Proposals Due March 8, 2012

SERDP released two solicitations on October 27, 2011, seeking proposals for FY 2013 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, pre-proposals from the Federal and non-Federal sectors are due January 5, 2012. New this year, Federal organizations will submit pre-proposals directly to SERDP.

The 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) program area. All SEED proposals are due March 8, 2012.

Webinar for the SERDP Solicitation:  The SERDP Executive Director will conduct an online seminar “SERDP Funding Opportunities” on November 3, 2011, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. 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 703-696-2126.

Detailed instructions and the SONs are available at