University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) is soliciting, “Letters of Intent” from any UNOLS Member Institution planning to propose hosting the UNOLS Office. These letters of intent are due in the UNOLS Office by November 28, 2017 and will be the first step in the process of establishing the UNOLS Office in May 2019 at the institution submitting the successful proposal.
UNOLS will invite proposals from all interested Member Institutions, will evaluate proposals in accordance with the UNOLS Charter and provide a single recommendation, endorsed by UNOLS members to the funding agencies by August 2018. In order to simplify the process, proposals submitted to UNOLS for evaluation should conform to the requirements in the current NSF Grant Proposal Guide. The UNOLS evaluation may include site visits, interviews with candidate Executive Secretaries and inspection of facilities. The choices of host institution for the UNOLS Office and of the Executive Secretary are critical to UNOLS’ continued success. I urge each Member Institution to consider carefully the opportunities and responsibilities involved.
Read more about the opportunity here: https://www.unols.org/2019-unols-office-re-competition