Division of Ocean Sciences
Proposal Solicitation for Construction and Operation of an Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV)
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Integrative Programs Section (IPS) is soliciting proposals to identify an organization to manage the construction contract of the Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV) using the existing NSF-funded design, and once constructed, manage the vessel operations to support NSF and other Federally funded science activities.
The ARRV design was completed in 2004 through a grant made to the University of Alaska. As designed, the vessel will be a 236 foot multipurpose oceanographic research ship capable of operating in seasonal sea ice and open ocean regions around Alaska, mainly in the Chukchi, Beaufort and Bering Seas as well as the Gulf of Alaska, coastal southeast Alaska and Prince William Sound.
In furtherance of the President's Management Agenda, NSF has identified programs that will offer proposers the option to utilize Grants.gov to prepare and submit proposals, or will require that proposers utilize Grants.gov to prepare and submit proposals. Grants.gov provides a single Government-wide portal for finding and applying for Federal grants online.