Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Weapons Systems and Platforms program area. SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced technology development. The development and application of innovative environmental technologies will reduce the costs, environmental risks, and time required to resolve environmental problems while, at the same time, enhancing and sustaining military readiness.

The Weapons Systems and Platforms program area supports the development of innovative technologies that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials in production and maintenance processes, reduce hazardous waste streams, and better understand and mitigate emissions and other environmental impacts that result from DoD operations. SERDP is requesting proposals that respond to the following focused Statements of Need (SONs) in Weapons Systems and Platforms:

  • Conversion of Ammonium Nitrate Solutions to Useful Products
  • Optimization of Advanced Battery Processing and Recycling Technologies
  • Development of Chromium-Free Post Treatment Sealers
  • Structural Repair of Defense Assets

Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 SON will be selected through a competitive process. All pre-proposals are due to SERDP by Thursday, January 7, 2020 by 2:00 p.m. ET. The SONs and detailed instructions are available on the SERDP website.