The COMET® Outreach Program promotes partnerships between forecast offices and universities by providing funding for collaborative research projects that will transfer science into practice and serve the public good.

September 2018: The COMET® Program announces its 2018 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for Office of Water Prediction (OWP)/National Water Center (NWC) Cooperative and Partners Projects:

  • NWC Cooperative Projects: COMET anticipates awarding two-four competitively reviewed, 1- 2 year projects, each with a budget maximum of $45,000. The deadline for submission of a preliminary synopsis is October 22, 2018, with the final proposal due January 15, 2019. For more information, please see NWC Cooperative Projects RFP and the guidelines for NWC Cooperative Project proposal submissions.

  • NWC Partners Projects: COMET is currently accepting 1-year NWC Partners proposals (budgets limited to $15,000). Proposals will be reviewed as received, and approved submissions will be funded until program resources are expended. For more information, please see NWC Partners RFP Details. It is anticipated that up to six projects will be awarded. For details on these projects, see NWC Partners Proposals.



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