Thread: Annual Earthquake Hazards grant application Period is open

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McCray-Skinner, Deborah
2017-03-29 21:13:46
The Earthquake Hazards grant application Technical Annoucement has been
posted under funding opportunity number G17AS00030 and available for
proposal submissions through May 22, 2017.

Provided is the link to access the FY2018 Technical Annoucement news
release:
https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-seeks-earthquake-hazards-research-proposals
orpis.php <http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external/forpis.phporpis.php
<http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external/forpis.php



Release Date: MARCH 28, 2017

The USGS is currently soliciting project proposals for 2018 grants on
earthquake hazards science.

Interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV
<https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=G17AS00030
under
funding opportunity number G17AS00030. Applications are due May 22, 2017.

"The grants offered through the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program are a
long-standing effort that significantly contributes to the advancement of
earthquake research," said Bill Leith, who is the USGS Senior Science
Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards. "We encourage the continued
submission of new ideas that provide more accurate and timely earthquake
information, better characterize earthquake sources, and reduce uncertainty
in earthquake hazard and risk assessments. We also seek proposals that
will help to mitigate earthquake losses and better inform the public about
earthquakes and earthquake safety, or other scientific efforts that will
lead to reduced risk."

Every year the USGS invites innovative earthquake research proposals from
colleges and universities, state and local offices, non-profit
organizations, private institutions, unaffiliated scientists, engineers,
and foreign organizations. Past funded grants projects include:

- detailed mapping of the Wasatch Fault Zone in Utah and Idaho using
LiDAR data to reduce earthquake risk;
- the investigation of active faults in the Central Virginia Seismic
Zone;
- assessing crustal deformation in the San Francisco Bay area;
- analysis of the San Bernardino, CA, basin to determine seismic
velocity and earth structure;
- studies of slow-slip phenomena as related to earthquake hazards in
Cascadia; and
- assessments of near real-time data from earthquake triggered
landslides.

The U.S. Geological Survey is authorized to award up to $7 million in
grants for earthquake hazards research in 2018. A complete list of funded
projects and reports <http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external can be
found on the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program external research support
website.


Thank you,


Deborah McCray-Skinner, Program Analyst
Earthquake Hazard Program
USGS, 905 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
703-648-6724 mccrayskinner<at>usgs.gov

Reporting requirements can be found by accessing the following link:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/external/forpis.php

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