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NIST requests disaster resilience research studies proposals

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is making up to $3 million in grant funding available for disaster resilience research. The organization is seeking grant proposals for the following:

  • Advancing the principles of disaster resilience in the design of building and infrastructure systems, and
  • Developing building codes and standards that will lead to reduction of impact caused by windstorm and coastal inundation, wildland urban interface fires and earthquakes.

The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) also seeks grant proposals for the development of innovative measurement methods and technologies to collect and evaluate building and infrastructure performance data in the wake of a hazard event.

NIST anticipates funding five to 15 awards in the range of $300,000 to $1 million each for up to three years.

Applications for the Disaster Resilience Research Grants Program must be received in no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 23, 2016.

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