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Directorate for Geosciences


Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events  (PREEVENTS)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Carrie  E. Black cblack@nsf.gov (703) 292-2426   
Eric  T. DeWeaver edeweave@nsf.gov (703) 292-8527   
Eric  C. Itsweire eitsweir@nsf.gov (703) 292-7593   
Justin  Lawrence jlawrenc@nsf.gov (703) 292-2425   
Diane  McKnight dmcknigh@nsf.gov (703) 292-4897   
Ilia  I. Roussev iroussev@nsf.gov (703) 292-8519   
Deborah  K. Smith dksmith@nsf.gov (703) 292-7978   
Thomas  Torgersen ttorgers@nsf.gov (703) 292-8549   
Jennifer  Wade jwade@nsf.gov (703) 292-4739   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-562

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    January 5, 2017 - January 4, 2018

    January 5 - January 4, Annually Thereafter

        Track 1 (conferences): see proposal preparation instructions for further details

    January 5, 2018 - January 4, 2019

    January 5 - January 4, Annually Thereafter

        Track 1 (conferences): see proposal preparation instructions for further details

    September 18, 2018

    Third Tuesday in September, Every Other Year Thereafter

        Track 2 Proposals

Letter of Intent Deadline Date

    July 27, 2018

    Last Friday in July, Every Other Year Thereafter

        Required for Track 2 Proposals


SYNOPSIS

Natural disasters cause thousands of deaths annually, and in 2013 alone caused over $130 billion in damage worldwide. There is clear societal need to better understand and mitigate the risks posed to the US by natural hazards, consistent with the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) “…to promote the progress of science [and] advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare....”

NSF and the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) have long supported basic research in scientific and engineering disciplines necessary to understand natural hazards and extreme events, including through the Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) program and multiple core programs in the GEO Directorate.  PREEVENTS is designed as a logical successor to Hazards SEES and is one element of the NSF-wide Risk and Resilience activity, which has the overarching goal of improving predictability and risk assessment, and increasing resilience, in order to reduce the impact of extreme events on our life, society, and economy.  PREEVENTS will provide an additional mechanism to support research and related activities that will improve our understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events in the geosciences.

PREEVENTS is focused on natural hazards and extreme events, and not on technological or deliberately human-caused hazards.   The PREEVENTS portfolio will include the potential for disciplinary and multidisciplinary research at all scales, particularly aimed at areas ripe for significant near- or medium-term advances.

PREEVENTS seeks projects that will (1) enhance understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events on various spatial and temporal scales, as well as the variability inherent in such hazards and events, and (2) improve our capability to model and forecast such hazards and events.  All projects requesting PREEVENTS support must be primarily focused on these two targets.  In addition, PREEVENTS projects will improve our understanding of the effects of natural hazards and extreme events and will enable development, with support by other programs and organizations, of new tools to enhance societal preparedness and resilience against such impacts.


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