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NIST - Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program

We are soliciting internal letters of intent from investigators or teams of investigators wishing to submit proposals to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Community Resilience Center of Excellence program. As an institution we may submit only one application as the lead institution for this competition.

NIST is soliciting applications to establish a Community Resilience Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry on development of tools and standardized methods that will enhance the disaster resilience of communities and their built environment through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data, and informatics tools coupled with field studies of multiple hazard events.

NIST anticipates approximately $4,000,000 per year may be made available to award one (1) multi-year award to an eligible applicant. This award would be for up to five (5) years with the possibility to renew for an additional 5 years at the end of the initial award period. If renewed, NIST anticipates a total of approximately $40,000,000 may be available.

A Full description of the 2014 NIST Community Resilience Center of Excellence program is available on the NIST website.

Internal letters of intent must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 as a word or pdf document to research@drexel.edu, with NIST CRC and the last name of the lead PI(s) in the subject line. Full Applications are due to NIST by September 12, 2014.

If the Office of Research receives more than one letters of intent, we will run an internal competition to determine which proposed project will move on to submit a full application to NIST. Anyone who does not submit a letter of intent will not be permitted to submit a full application to the sponsor.