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Past Funding Opportunities

Those funding opportunities which have closed or been awarded are available for viewing below.
Award Name Award Amount Award Dates Award Description Application Deadline
Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - iAxis Up to $600K Up to 3 Years beginning in FY2019 PSIAP i-Axis seeks to initiate a multi-year outreach effort that will work with public safety practitioners to answer questions regarding indoor mapping and tracking of first responders, and accelerate the adoption of potentially transformational location-based technologies, information, and services into their decision-support systems. To learn more,read the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). October 19, 2018
Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - Mission Critical Voice Quality of Experience Up to $3M* Up to 3 Years beginning FY2019

PSCR sought applications from eligible applicants for activities to measure the impact of impairments to mission critical voice (MCV) systems and quantify the quality of experience (QoE) for first responders. 2018-NIST-PSIAP-MCVQOE award recipients will help achieve this by creating test devices and infrastructure to simulate these impairments, develop a test capability/methodology for human testing, and apply these tests to a diverse pool of first responders representing multiple disciplines, regions, and demographics while performing critical tasks in realistic operating conditions. Learn more.

August 3, 2018
Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Point Cloud City Up to $1M* Up to 1 Year, ending September 30, 2019

Successful applicants of the 2018 Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program Point Cloud City Notice of Funding Opportunity have just been notified that they 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. Learn more

April 20, 2018
Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - User Interface, FY2018 $6.4M 2 Years starting June 1, 2018  PSCR released the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface (PSIAP-UI FY18) NOFO for research and development grants and cooperative agreements. Pre-applications were due December 29, 2017.  Successful applicants were invited to submit Full Applications by the end of January 2018 with submissions due March 27, 2018. Learn more. See award description.
Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program, 2017 $38.5M Up to 2 Years beginning FY2017 

The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Funding Opportunity awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. This funding opportunity focused on six key technology areas that have the potential to transform the future of public safety communications and operations: Mission Critical Voice, Location Based Services, Public Safety Analytics, Public Safety Communications Demand Model, Research and Prototyping Platforms, and Resilient Systems. Learn more

February 28, 2017
Measurement Science and Engineering, FY2017 Unknown Unknown This FFO (MSE 2017) was intended for small short-term efforts, especially in support of PSCR planning.  Examples included exploratory / proof-of-concept research, or hosting research workshops. Unknown

*Award selection process is currently in progress.
**Exceptions given to PhD students whose dissertation research is part of the application; these applicants/awardees may have performance periods of up to three (3) years.

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Created August 7, 2018, Updated September 20, 2019