Title: Deadline to Submit Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP Letter of IntentLink out: Click hereDescription: On May 24, 2010, BP committed $500 million over a 10-year period to create a broad, independent research program to be conducted at research institutions primarily in the U.S. Gulf Coast States. The program is known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI). The independent GRI Research Board, composed of 20 scientific experts, is responsible for preparing this and subsequent requests for proposals (RFPs), enabling an open and transparent peer-review process, selecting proposals for funding, and reviewing annual progress for continuation funding. This RFP, designated RFP-I, is devoted to the selection of Research Consortia for GRI Years 2–4 (June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2014). Letters of intent for this RFP are due May 9, 2011.Date: 2011-05-09