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USGS Annual Earthquake Hazards Grant Application Period is Open

Date: 03/26/2014

Applications due May 22, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $5 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2015.

“The grants offered through the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program are an established and long-standing effort that have proven to be a success every year, with talented, scientific applicants who significantly contribute to the advancement of earthquake research,” said Bill Leith, USGS Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards. “Every year we are rewarded by innovative proposals from across the country, so we encourage the continued submission of new ideas to help earthquake science evolve and, ultimately, reduce earthquake losses.”

Interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252944) under funding opportunity number G14AS00036. Applications are due May 22, 2014.

Each year the USGS awards earthquake hazards research grants to universities, state geological surveys, and private institutions. Past projects included investigating the Central Virginia Seismic Zone to develop a better understanding of this active seismic zone; examining the paleoseismic record in the Prince William Sound area of Alaska to characterize earthquakes prior to the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 to better understand future earthquakes in this hazard-prone area; and using GPS to measure ground deformation in the greater Las Vegas area and provide information on how faults will rupture in large, damaging earthquakes.

A complete list of funded projects and reports can be found on the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program external research support website.

This release can be found in the USGS Newsroom at: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3851#.UzL1xPldU8R

Thank you,

Deborah McCray-Skinner, Program Analyst

Earthquake Hazard Program
USGS, 905 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
703-648-6724 mccrayskinner@usgs.gov

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