PSCR is excited to announce the release of the 2018 NIST PSIAP PC2 Amended NOFO.pdf for research and development grants and cooperative agreements. PSCR is seeking applications from pioneering U.S. state and local 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.
Applications are due April 20, 2018. The full NOFO is available on Grants.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions
The PSIAP-PC2s 2018 FAQs can be accessed here.
PSCR conducted an initial webinar to provide general information and discuss important considerations for the Point Cloud City NOFO. PSCR will now be conducting a second webinar on March 15, 2018 to review the changes in the amendment to the PC2 Notice of Funding Opportunity released on March 9, 2018. Registration is available here. The previous webinar provided information and guidance for applications, questions regarding eligibility requirements, evaluation and award criteria, the selection process, and general characteristics of a competitive application.
A recording of each or both webinars may be requested by sending an email to PSCR@nist.gov. Please include "Point Cloud City" in the subject line.
For any questions, contact PSCR@nist.gov.