USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 grants on earthquake hazards science and is authorized to award up to $7 million. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2021, and interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding Opportunity Number G22AS00006. 

The grants offered through the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) are a long-standing effort that significantly contributes to the advancement of earthquake research. The Earthquake Hazards Program encourages submission of new ideas that would provide more accurate and timelier earthquake information, better characterization of earthquake sources and a reduction in uncertainty for earthquake-hazard and risk assessments.  

The USGS also seeks proposals that will help to mitigate earthquake losses and better inform the public about earthquakes and earthquake safety, such as earthquake early warning or other scientific efforts that will lead to reduced risk. The complete list of FY2022 EHP science research priorities is included in the grants solicitation found on GRANTS.GOV as well as the EHP External Grants website.

Every year, the USGS invites innovative earthquake research proposals from colleges and universities, state and local offices, non-profit organizations, private institutions, unaffiliated scientists, engineers and foreign organizations. Past funded grants projects include:

  • Real-time and data-driven ground motion prediction equations for earthquake early warning
  • Evaluating characteristics of seismicity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Machine learning-based procedures for estimating seismically induced landslides in subduction tectonic settings
  • Seismotectonic analyses of Nevada earthquake sequences and their implications for hazard assessment
  • Earthquake source characterization of the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone.

complete list of previously funded projects and reports can be found on the USGS EHP external research support website.