Call for Applications
Disaster Resilience Research Grants
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Deadline: September 23, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is accepting applications for grants to support research in windstorm impact reduction and structural performance, disaster and failure studies, wildland urban interface, and national earthquake hazards reduction. Proposals should support efforts to develop science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria that improves disaster resilience in the built environment. For more information, visit the federal funding announcement linked above.

Call for Applications
RISC-KIT “Summer” School
Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts
Deadline: October 14, 2016

The Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts Toolkit project is accepting applications for its second annual “summer” school to be held January 16-20 in Faro, Portugal. The course is open to PhD students and early career professionals interested in oceanography, coastal dynamics, coastal engineering, and floods. Course topics will address the assessment of coastal impacts using numerical tools such as XBeach and analytical tools such as Bayesian Networks. Tuition and accommodation are free; travel costs must be covered by participants. For more information, visit the RISC-KIT website.

Call for Letters of Intent
2017 Research-Practice Grants
Gulf Research Program and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Deadline: October 5, 2016

The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are accepting letters of intent to submit grant proposals related to Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-Being in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Grants will support research and practices that focus on the human dynamics of resilience, especially those that focus on the influence of social, cultural, and health factors on a community's capacity to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, severe weather, and major environmental disasters. Up to $10 million is available to fund three to six proposals for as long as 36 months. Full proposals will not be accepted without a letter of intent. For more information, visit the grant website.

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