Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events

Due Date: 01/04/2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) invites proposals for research and related activities that improve our understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events in the geosciences. The Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program 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.

The program will accept proposals in two tracks:

Track 1: Conferences to foster development of interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary communities required to address complex questions surrounding natural hazards and extreme events. Proposals for Track 1 are accepted between the January 5, 2017 and January 4, 2018 window.

Track 2: Supports proposals that address the two targets described above. Letters of Intent (required) for Track 2 are due July 28, 2017. Full proposals are due September 18, 2017.

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