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National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

A research and implementation partnership


For identified research needs, visit Research Needs Reports and for more information, contact Steven McCabe, 301-975-8549, and Tina Faecke, 301-975-5911,


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) Joint NIST and NSF solicitation for research proposals to advance fundamental understanding of disaster resilience in support of improved, science-based planning, policy, decisions, design, codes, and standards. Full proposal deadline is September 15, 2020 by 5:00 pm submitter’s local time.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)

CIVIC is organized as a two-stage competition with two tracks centered around the following topic areas:

  • Track A. Communities and Mobility: Offering Better Mobility Options to Solve the Spatial Mismatch Between Housing Affordability and Jobs (July 1, 2020 proposal deadline); and
  • Track B. Resilience to Natural Disasters: Equipping Communities for Greater Preparedness and Resilience to Natural Disasters (March 31, 2021 proposal deadline).
Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) No deadline.
Geosciences No deadline.
Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE) No deadline.
Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) No deadline.
Leading Engineering for America’s Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP HI) No deadline.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
External Research Support External Research Support issues an annual Program announcement through for competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements to support research in earthquake hazards, the physics of earthquakes, earthquake occurrence, and earthquake safety policy.

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