Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 13th, 2023
Close Date
March 15th, 2024
Total Funding
$7,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
2
Opportunity No.
24-515

Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Science Foundation is offering a grant opportunity titled "Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards". This grant aims to support university-based centers that advance research on the fundamental processes of solid Earth geohazards. The centers will focus on addressing major science challenges related to faulting, volcanoes, mass movements, and other dynamic processes. The goal is to gain a better understanding of earthquakes, volcanism, topographic change, and how Earth science research can reduce the risk and toll of geohazards. The program will provide funding for two center operation awards, which will support the operation of fully developed centers. These centers will engage in community outreach, hazard mitigation, and other activities to broaden participation in the geoscience workforce and expand the impact of research in solid Earth geohazards. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The total program funding is $7,000,000, and the closing date for submissions is March 15, 2024. For more information, please visit the NSF Publication 24-515.

Description

The Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards program supports university-based centers to advance research on the fundamental solid Earth processes that underpin natural hazards. Centers will catalyze, coordinate, and produce transformative research, lead innovation, and enable convergent approaches for systems-level insights that require the collective efforts of a large group of individuals. Centers focus on addressing major, fundamental science challenges for understanding solid Earth geohazards, primarily those related to faulting, volcanoes, mass movements, and other dynamic processes. In particular, the Centers will advance understanding in one or more of the priorities outlined in the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine decadal survey report The Earth in Time, including; What is an earthquake? What drives volcanism? What are the causes and consequences of topographic change? and How can Earth science research reduce the risk and toll of geohazards? Centers will also foster different dimensions of community engagement to meaningfully improve the national welfare. Flagship community engagement activities will take bold and creative action to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in the geoscience workforce and expand the impact of fundamental research in solid Earth geohazards to inform and prepare a broader community. Centers will establish partnerships to enable public outreach, hazard mitigation and other community engagement activities. In 2024, the Program competition will supportCenter Operation awards intended to support the operation of a fully developed centeraddressing topics focusing on the fundamental processes that create solid Earth geohazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and/or other solid Earth or tectonic processes.

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