National Institute of Standards and Technology -- Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment. Research projects must be aligned with existing NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Disaster Resilience programs, as described in Section I. of this NOFO, and any application that is non-research related (such as developing a product) will be disqualified. 

Deadline: Aug. 27, 2018

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Areas of Interest

The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment. Research projects must be aligned with existing NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Disaster Resilience programs, as described below:

  • Structural Performance under Multi-Hazard Program
  • Disaster and Failure Studies (DFS) Program
  • Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Program
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)

Eligibility Requirements

 All programs listed in this NOFO are open to all domestic non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and hospitals. Please note that, for the purposes of this NOFO, individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “nonFederal entities” and are not eligible to apply. In addition, foreign entities are not eligible to apply. 

Amount

$750,000

Amount Description

In FY 2018, NIST anticipates that up to approximately $3,000,000 may be available for NIST to fund new DR Research Grants Program projects. NIST anticipates funding five to fifteen awards in the range of $250,000 to $750,000 each with project performance periods of up to three (3) years, consistent with the multi-year funding policy (see Section II.2. of this NOFO). NIST may also make awards under this competition using FY 2019 appropriations, should such funding become available. 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

August 27, 2018