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Please note an important update to the faqs (updated: september 4, 2020)

PSIAP Augmented Reality

The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program is seeking applications to accelerate research and development (R&D) around the use of augmented reality (AR) for improving public safety user interfaces. The PSIAP-AR funding opportunity aims to implement technology that will enable researchers to test and develop user interfaces to enhance public safety. Projects funded under the PSIAP-AR program can help achieve this by creating new technology or applying current technology to a specific public safety use case. Recipients may also conduct research to support the use of AR hardware and applications including cybersecurity, usability, and human-computer interaction. The R&D produced from the awards made under this NOFO should aid in the future development and adoption of AR systems for first responder operations. 

NIST anticipates funding up to $5,000,000 in new awards. Funds are expected to range from $300,000 to $600,000 per year per project.  Project performance periods may be up to two (2) years, with the exception of proposals submitted by institutions of higher education for the purposes of supporting research by graduate students as part of a doctoral program, for which the period of performance may be up to three (3) years.

View a PDF of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity.

View application instructions on

View FAQs for the AR competition.
For any questions, contact with the subject line "PSIAP-AR."

Watch the webinar below for general information regarding this NOFO and general guidance on preparing application. 

This webinar provides an overview of a new funding opportunity from PSCR.

Watch User Interface / User Experience session recordings from PSCR's 2019 Stakeholder Meeting.
Learn more about PSCR's User Interface/User Experience research portfolio.

Created July 13, 2020, Updated September 9, 2020