NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Point Cloud City -- Deadline Extended

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program is seeking applications from U.S. state, local and tribal governments to create a model ‘Point Cloud City’. Successful applicants will receive funding to generate an extensive catalog of annotated 3D indoor point clouds that can be used by industry, academia, and government to advance research and development in the areas of indoor mapping, localization and navigation for public safety, as well as to demonstrate the potential value of ubiquitous indoor positioning and location-based information. Recipients will also participate in the NIST Global Cities Team Challenge initiative as the lead for an Action Cluster. 

NIST will only consider one application per applicant; however, an applicant entity may be proposed as a sub-recipient, contractor, or unfunded collaborator within applications submitted by other entities. 

  • Duke Internal Deadline: Feb. 12, 2018 March 14, 2018
  • Sponsor Deadline: Apr. 20, 2018 ( was Mar. 14)

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

All awards listed in this NOFO are open to U.S. state, local and tribal government entities, including public safety organizations. An eligible organization may propose to work individually or to include proposed subawardees, contractors or other collaborators to include institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and hospitals. Publicprivate partnerships are encouraged. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.



Amount Description

n FY2018, NIST anticipates up to $500,000 may be available to fund awards in the range of $50,000 to $500,000 total with project performance periods of up to one (1) year.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Please submit internal materials through My Research Proposal. (Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

March 14, 2018

External Deadline

April 20, 2018