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National Science Foundation Accepting Hurricane Recovery Proposals

National Science Foundation Accepting Hurricane Recovery Proposals

The Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Geosciences (GEO), and the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that they are accepting proposals for to address challenges that have arisen in the 2018 hurricane season.

The NSF announcement seeks to support fundamental science and engineering research projects whose results may enable the country to better prepare for, respond to, recover from, or mitigate future catastrophic events. Research proposals relating to a better fundamental understanding of the impacts of the storm (physical, biological and societal), human aspects of natural disasters (including first responders and the general public), emergency response methods, and approaches that promise to reduce future damage also are welcome.

This new proposal solicitation seeks Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposals that support time-sensitive research addressing the challenges related to Hurricane Florence and any further hurricanes that take place prior to October 31, 2018.

To submit a proposal, contact the ENG, GEO or SBE Program Officer most closely related to the proposal topic prior to submission. This is to determine wither the proposal meets NSF’s guidelines for these types of submissions or whether the proposed work is more suitable for submission as a regular research proposal. RAPID proposal project descriptions must not exceed five pages; awards go up to $200,000, and last up to one year in duration.

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