August 29, 2011
2011 NEESR Proposal Preparation Webinar
The FY 2011 NEESR Program Solicitation NSF 11-566, which has a proposal deadline of November 2, 2011, seeks ground-breaking, transformative basic research.
NSF Program Solicitation #11-566: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR)
Note: NSF 11-566 will be the only FY 2012 NEESR competition. There will be no spring deadline.
Date: September 12, 2011, 3-5 PM (Eastern Time)
The FY 2011 NEESR Program Solicitation NSF 11-566, which has a proposal deadline of November 2, 2011, especially seeks ground-breaking, transformative basic research, requiring the use of NEES equipment sites and/or data curated and archived in the NEES Project Warehouse, which will produce fundamentally new approaches to earthquake loss reduction and experimental simulation, i.e., rethinking the "science" of earthquake engineering from basic concepts of materials and design to complete systems to multi-hazard approaches to sustainable mitigation.
Research that will make significant reuse of data in the NEES Project Warehouse must lead to new fundamental knowledge for earthquake hazard mitigation. Proposals may range from a single investigator proposal to a small, focused research group proposal to a multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational proposal.
Important changes, such as the new NSF-NEES Site Utilization Request Form (SURF) will be covered in the webinar. Scheduling of awarded projects at the NEES equipment sites is now handled by the NEES Site Scheduling Committee (SSC) under the
NSF-supported NEES operations award to Purdue University. All proposals submitted to this solicitation requesting to utilize one or more NEES equipment sites must include an "NSF-NEES Site Utilization Request Form (SURF)." This form serves several purposes:
(1) Identifies for NSF program staff and external merit reviewers projects that request utilization of NEES equipment sites,
(2) Enables NSF to predict and plan for requirements, and
(3) Assists NEEScomm, SSC, and NEES equipment site staff in preparing site schedules and experimental logistics.
Dr. Joy Pauschke, Program Director, George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), National Science Foundation and
Dr. Julio A. Ramirez, NEES Center Director, Network Chief Officer
Registration is free at: http://nees.org/webinar. You may register in advance and receive reminders prior to and on day of event; however, please allow several minutes in advance of program for the registration process.