George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR) Planning Grants


National Science Foundation (NSF) support for operations of the current George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) ends on September 30, 2014, when the five-year NSF cooperative agreement with Purdue University for NEES operations expires. Under the separate program solicitation NSF 13-537, entitled "George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations FY 2015-FY2019 (NEES2 Ops)," NSF is soliciting proposals to configure and operate the "second generation" of NEES infrastructure, hereinafter referred to in this solicitation as "NEES2." The competed infrastructure includes the management office, experimental facilities, cyberinfrastructure, and education and community outreach. As the outcome of that competition, the intent is to award one cooperative agreement to a lead institution for NEES2 operations with an award start date of October 1, 2014, and a duration of up to five years.To provide continuity in earthquake engineering research during the NEES2 competition period, NSF's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) solicits proposals through this program solicitation for planning grants for research that could eventually require the advanced experimental capabilities of NEES2 facilities for follow-on research. Information about the NEES2 infrastructure will not be available until NSF issues the award for NEES2 operations. As the design of experiments in the follow-on research would be dependent on the specific NEES2 experimental facility to be used, NSF's expectation is that all preliminary testing at other than NEES2 facilities and preliminary numerical studies for proof-of-concept would have been completed under the planning grant, and researchers thus would be "NEES2-ready" to submit proposals in early FY 2015 to design experiments to directly utilize NEES2. Planning grant awardees are required to archive all experimental data generated during the research in the NEES2 operations awardee's data repository.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 07/03/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Science Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Full Proposal Deadline(s): June 03, 2013
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NSF support
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $50,000.00 to $450,000.00


Related Federal Grants

Federal Grants Resources