Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events

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Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events: The IMEE program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. The program is focused upon research on the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from multi-hazard disasters. Community and societal resilience and sustainability are important topics within the research portfolio of IMEE. The program is deeply multidisciplinary and attempts to integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, transportation, and system engineering, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science, urban planning, epidemiology, natural and physical science, and computer science. With regard to the four core emphasis areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, a variety of topics are supported. The following list provides examples of the kinds of topics and issues that may be supported, though the list is not exhaustive and other, innovative topics may be proposed. Mitigation research may focus upon issues such as the analysis of structural and non-structural mitigation effectiveness, local capacity building for risk reduction, and social and physical vulnerability analyses. Preparedness research may involve studies on warning and risk communication, evacuation, multi-hazard emergency planning, and the effectiveness of pre-disaster planning. Response research may examine such issues as infrastructure interdependencies and cascading disasters, innovation and improvisation in emergency management, and the use of new communication technology and social media in emergency management. Recovery research may examine linking disaster recovery to the mitigation of future disasters, resilience metrics and models, resilience of interdependent infrastructure processes and systems, and social factors related to economic recovery and resilience.


The program does not support research on the normal, day-to-day operation of infrastructure systems. Such research should be submitted to the Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program. It also does not support basic research on non-hazard or disaster related structural engineering and geotechnical engineering. Such research should be submitted to the Structural & Architectural Engineering (SAE) and Geotechnical Engineering and Materials (GEM) program. In addition, the program does not support hazard and disaster research that is mechanistic and embedded in traditional, engineering disciplinary frameworks. Such research should be submitted to the Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program.
Federal Grant Title: Infrastructure Management and Extreme Events
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-15-1638
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 13, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 13, 2015
Archive Date: Oct 15, 2028
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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