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The NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks 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 support 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 be aligned with NIST work in:
NIST will hold a Webinar on July 11, 2018 to provide general information regarding the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), offer general guidance on preparing applications, and answer questions. Proprietary technical discussions about specific project ideas will not be permitted and NIST staff will not critique or provide feedback on specific project ideas while they are being developed by an applicant or brought forth during the Webinar or at any time before the deadline for all applications.
However, questions about the DR Research Grants Program, eligibility requirements, evaluation and award criteria, selection process, and the general characteristics of a competitive application can be addressed at the Webinar and by e-mail to millie.glick [at] nist.gov. There is no cost to attend the Webinar, but participants must register in advance. Participation in the Webinar is not required, and will not be considered in the application review and selection process. Additional information on the DR Research Grants Program and the Webinar are available here.