Coastlines and People Hubs for Research and Broadening Participation  (CoPe)

Name Email Phone Room
CoPe  Working Group (703) 292-4708   


Solicitation  20-567

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Letter of Intent Deadline Date

    August 10, 2020

    August 10, Annually Thereafter

        Focused Hubs

    September 28, 2020

    September 28, Annually Thereafter

        Large-Scale Hubs

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    September 9, 2020

    September 9, Annually Thereafter

        Focused Hubs

    October 28, 2020

    October 28, Annually Thereafter

        Large-Scale Hubs


Scientific research into complex coastal systems and the interplay with coastal hazards is vital for predicting, responding to and mitigating threats in these regions. Understanding the risks associated with coastal hazards requires a holistic Earth Systems approach that integrates improved understanding of and, where possible, predictions about natural, social, and technological processes with efforts to increase the resilience of coastal systems. The Coastlines and People program supports diverse, innovative, multi-institution awards that are focused on critically important coastlines and people research that is integrated with broadening participation goals. The objective of this solicitation is to support Coastal Research Hubs, structured using a convergent science approach, at the nexus between coastal sustainability, human dimensions, and coastal processes to transform understanding of interactions among natural, human-built, and social systems in coastal, populated environments.



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program