PSCR is excited to announce the release of the NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface (PSIAP-UI FY18) NOFO for research and development grants and cooperative agreements. Pre-applications are due December 29, 2017. Successful applicants will be invited to submit Full Applications by the end of January 2018 with submissions due March 27, 2018. The full NOFO is available on Grants.gov.
The PSIAP-UI seeks applications for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of user interface technologies and capabilities through the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The purpose of this NOFO is to implement technology that will enable PSCR to test user interfaces to enhance public safety communication. Awardees will achieve this by creating new technology or applying current technology to the specific public-safety use case. Awardees will conduct research to support testing user interfaces within an AR/VR environment and ensure the results are transferable to real-world implementations. NIST anticipates funding up to $5,000,000 in new awards for this research and development. For any questions, contact PSCR@nist.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
The PSIAP-UIs 2017 FAQs can be accessed here.
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 11:00 AM MST
PSCR conducted a webinar to provide general information and discuss important considerations for the PSIAP-UI. The webinar included information and guidance for preparing pre-applications and full applications, and answered questions regarding eligibility requirements, evaluation and award criteria, the selection process, and general characteristics of a competitive application. Proprietary technical questions about specific project ideas were not be addressed and NIST staff did not critique or provide feedback on specific project ideas.
Webinar participation was not mandatory for the application process. A recording of the webinar will be made available in the next few weeks. Anyone interested in applying to this NOFO is invited to view the recording. For questions, please email PSCR@nist.gov.