Proposal Information - Frequently Asked Questions
Submitting a Proposal?
The following is a resource of frequently asked questions along with answers for JIMO fellows about submitting proposals. For a more detailed description of JIMO and the Proposal / Award Process, please refer to Policies & Procedures.
If you don't find the answer to your questions on this site, please contact the JIMO Administrator, Rose Keuler.
What do I need to know in order to submit a JIMO proposal?
The proposed research must fall within one of the four JIMO themes. When submitting a proposal through JIMO, please indicate the appropriate research theme and its relevance to NOAA strategic goals. The Guidance Form below provides a checklist of NOAA goals and themes to help principal investigators make this determination for the proposed work.
What is the new agreement number?
The new agreement number is #NA17RJ1231.
What paperwork do I need to develop a standard budget?
A Detailed Budget Form is available for developing your planned budget.
What terms and conditions are JIMO fellows bound by?
Terms and Conditions, listing both pre- and post-award guidelines for JIMO research has been produced by NOAA.
Are there rules about using the NOAA logo?
Yes, NOAA has restricted the use of its logo to the following specific cases:
1. Scientific Posters and Written Presentation Materials (e.g., Powerpoint presentations, overhead projections, handouts) conveying exclusively research findings from projects funded under as a JIMO project, authored jointly by a NOAA scientist and a participating JIMO scientist and presented jointly at scientific conferences.
2. Small brochures, booklets, and conference agendas (fewer than 10 pages) published by JIMO for public outreach efforts in support of one or more of NOAA's missions (e.g., information to protect the public or inform the public about ways to protect the oceans and atmosphere), and/or providing exclusively descriptive information about the establishment of JIMO and/or exclusively research findings, authored jointly by NOAA and JIMO scientists, from projects funded as a JIMO project. Such brochures and booklets are to be authored jointly by NOAA and JIMO.
NOAA logo use for any other purpose must receive special permission from DOC/NOAA before it can be used. Examples of uses that are not covered by the above conditions and would require special permission include use of the NOAA logo on websites and business cards.
If you do use the logo, the following statement must accompany it:
The NOAA ® emblem is a registered trademark of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission
In place of the NOAA logo, you may either use the following statement:
This _[insert item]_ is supported through funding from
or substitute the JIMO logo. Please contact us to request a copy of the JIMO logo.
Are there new Research/Grant announcements?
These announcements are often posted so quickly (with short deadlines), that it is best to check the NOAA Business and Grants page for the most updated grants (Scroll down to the "Grants" section) or subscribe to email notifications of new opportunities from Grants.gov.
If I use a foreign air carrier while undertaking JIMO research, are there required forms to fill out?
If you must use a foreign air carrier in order to travel on JIMO-related business, your expenses must be justified. A draft "certification of unavailability of U.S. Flag Carriers" sheet is available. A second draft certification is also available.
Please be sure to include the itinerary in your justification.