FY 2016 Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the Southeast U.S. (VORTEX-SE)


This research funding opportunity is being jointly issued by the NOAA OAR Office and Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) and the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). It seeks to obtain new knowledge of the meteorological and infrasound aspects of tornadoes in the southeastern U.S. and the social and behavioral aspects of the public response to tornado forecasts and tornado events. This new knowledge will improve our ability to understand, forecast and warn the public of tornadoes and elicit appropriate responses to mitigate damage, injuries, and loss of life.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; or state, local, and Indian tribal governments. Federal employees are ineligible but may serve as unfunded co-I’s on applications where substantial federal involvement is proposed.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Richard A. Fulton 301-734-1289
Cooperative Institutions, OAR,
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $75,000.00 to $250,000.00


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