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Recorded NEESR Proposal Preparation Webinar Now Available

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Recorded NEESR Proposal Preparation Webinar Now Available

Program Solicitation NSF 11-512: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR)

The webinar presented January 27, by Dr. Joy Pauschke, P.E., Program Director, George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation, and Dr. Julio A. Ramirez, Professor of Structural Engineer, Purdue University & Director, NEES Operations, is now available for those unable to attend or those who wish to review it. To view it, click here. The program is one hour 37 minutes in length. A PDF of webinar slides is available by following this link. (NOTE: You may need to download the WebEx ARF player if it does not occur automatically. Some universities require you contact your administrator for permission to download the player if you do not have admin rights to your computer. If other difficulties, please contact WebEx Support at 866-569-3239 to help identify why you are not able to view the recording.)

The webinar is intended to help researchers better understand the expectations of this year’s NEESR proposal process.

The 2011 NEESR Program Solicitation NSF 11-512, due March 9, 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.

Proposals may utilize, in conjunction with the NEES experimental facilities, other major facilities, instrumentation, and observatories; especially encouraged are use with: Earth Science (EarthScope)/Earthquake Engineering (NEES) Research Opportunities, Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), and NEES/E-Defense Earthquake Engineering Research Collaboration. Proposal details are available at NEESR Program Solicitation.

As a supplement to the process, NEEScomm has developed the NEESR Proposal One-Stop Shop, a central location on with links to information and material that may be helpful during the preparation phase of your proposal as well as following notice of award. It includes links to the new Data Plan Template to facilitate your work in preparing the data plan for your proposal, the Vision 2020- An Open Space Technology Workshop on the Future of Earthquake Engineering Report, the Equipment Site Policy Compliance Check (ESPCC) and more.