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2018 NOFO Archive

For the complete list of 2018 award recipients click here

NIST is committed to advancing resilience in the built environment, from codes and standards to building design and construction.  The National Academies described disaster resilience as "a national imperative" in its 2012 report .  As such, research and development programs within Federal agencies, including NIST, have been targeting advancing disaster resilience.

NIST released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on June 28, 2018 to help further its commitment to enhancing the nation's built resilient infrastructure.  The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program sought applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards.  Research proposals must have supported the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment.  Research projects must have aligned with NIST work in:


  • Wildland Urban Interface Fire Program
  • Structural Performance under Multi-Hazard Program
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
  • Disaster and Failure Studies Program


This page provides additional information and reminders that may prove helpful to those with an interest in applying. All applications must be submitted through

View 2018-NIST-DR-01 NOFO here. Please review the NOFO carefully to ensure that your application meets all requirements to be considered complete and responsive. 


Important Reminders

  • Disaster Resilience Webinar for potential applicant was held July 11, 2018. The presentation and a recording of the event can be found at the embedded link. 
  • NIST will host a Disaster Resilience Symposium showcasing awardees and federal research from topic areas related to the 2016-NIST-DR-01.
  • 2018-NIST-DR-01  was released on June 28, 2018. The full NOFO can be found on
  • 2016-NIST-DR-01 was released July 26, 2016. This competition has closed and awards have been made. Additional grant opportunities can be found on (

Public Information Events

  • Disaster Resilience Symposium: 
    • The symposium will be held on August 7-8, 2018. Please see the Disaster Resilience Symposium page for more information and registration details.


Created June 17, 2020