GIS FUNDING SOURCES
Each month ITN searches for funding sources for your projects. If you are looking for GIS project funding, check out these two. Both programs are new. I was not able to find good links to these opportunities, but I encourage you to go to the Funding Contacts.
Science and Technology Projects Related to Coal Mining and Reclamation United States Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), Sponsor ID: S14AS00005
This is a new funding opportunity with a November 2014 submission date. Eight awards of up to $200,000 are planned.
The Science and Technology Program supports three separate but related efforts:
(1) projects that develop and demonstrate improved technologies to address public safety and environmental issues related to the mining of coal and reclamation of the lands affected after mining (applied science projects),
(2) projects that encourage efforts to collect, preserve and convert into digital format, maps of underground mines and other relevant geologic and hydrologic data that provide valuable information regarding: miner safety; mine pool evaluation; mine subsidence investigation, and protection of the public and the environment from adverse effects of underground coal mining (underground mine map projects); and,
(3) projects that convert into digital form, mine permit data and maps related to evaluating the impacts of coal mining so that the information may be used in a geographic information system (GIS)accessible by Federal, state, and tribal agencies for assessing impacts of coal mining and reclamation on the environment (data conversion projects). Data conversion projects may also convert existing legacy databases to modern database software, and/or provide hardware and programming assistance for states to transition to managing and using this digital data.
Phone: +1 (202) 208-2747
NGA Academic Research Program (NARP),
United States Department of Defense (DOD), National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Sponsor ID: BAA HM0177-12-BAA-0001 White paper April 2014 submission date. Final submission in Sept 2014.
The NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) is focused on innovative, far-reaching basic and applied research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that has the potential to advance the GEOINT mission. The objective of the NARP is to support innovative, high-payoff research that provides the basis for revolutionary progress in areas of science and technology affecting the needs and mission of NGA. This research also supports the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG), which is the combination of technology, systems and organizations that gather, produce, distribute and consume geospatial data and information. The end result is aimed at advancing GEOINT capabilities by improving analytical methods, enhancing and expanding systems capabilities, and leveraging resources for common NSG goals.
NGA seeks proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as “universities”) for path-breaking GEOINT research in areas of potential interest to NGA, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community (IC). NGA welcomes any innovative research ideas, including, but not limited to, example areas such as the following:
1. Access to GEOINT data and services
2. Computational Geo-Analytics
3. GEOINT tradecraft
4. Massive data
5. New sources and sensors
6. Precision GEOINT
7. Predictive intelligence
8. Signature development & discovery
9. Strategic indications and warning
10. Surface, subsurface, and above surface GEOINT
11. Understanding human activities
12. Visual analytics for GEOINT
For this NARP competition, an institution may submit proposals in any of the following four categories for which they are eligible:
1. NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI) grants
2. NGA Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) research grants
3. NGA Outstanding New Scientific and Technical Innovative Researcher (ONSTIR) Award
4. NGA Research Collaboration Forum (NRCF) grants
Proposals for research by teams of investigators from different universities or different departments of the same university are welcome. Proposals shall name one Principal Investigator (PI) as the responsible technical point of contact and one institution as the primary awardee for the purpose of award execution. The PI shall come from the primary institution.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, ACU
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA 22150