NIST, NSF to Award $3.1M for Disaster-Related Research
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience.

NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into disaster-related phenomena that can significantly improve U.S. defenses against natural hazards. The agencies will co-manage the Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) program and intend to make eight to 12 awards of up to $400,000 each.

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires cause damage to communities across the U.S. every year. While these events cannot be prevented completely, their impacts can be dampened by disaster resilience measures such as policies, designs, codes and standards.

To apply, submit a letter of intent by Aug. 14. The deadline for full proposals is Sept. 15. NSF and NIST will host an informational webcast Aug. 3.

The full program solicitation is here.

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