Up to $10 million in grant funding is available to support efforts to advance understanding and facilitate improvement of safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. The opportunity is aimed at funding research or pilot projects that will help reduce and manage risks associated with offshore energy.
We seek proposals for research and/or design of pilot projects to understand and improve offshore safety culture. In the case of pilot projects, the intent of this solicitation is to support the background work needed to develop and design a pilot program; future implementation would involve the use of funding other than that sought under this solicitation. The Gulf Research Program is specifically interested in the four areas below; however, our interest is not limited to these areas only and we also welcome proposals for other areas of research that could lead to improved understanding of safety culture within the context of offshore oil and gas operations.