The U.S. Geological Survey is awarding up to $7 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2018 so they are soliciting project proposals. Applications are due May 22, 2017.

Every year the USGS invites 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:

  • detailed mapping of the Wasatch Fault Zone in Utah and Idaho using LiDAR data to reduce earthquake risk;
  • the investigation of active faults in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone;
  • assessing crustal deformation in the San Francisco Bay area;
  • analysis of the San Bernardino, CA, basin to determine seismic velocity and earth structure;
  • studies of slow-slip phenomena as related to earthquake hazards in Cascadia; and
  • assessments of near real-time data from earthquake triggered landslides.

Interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding opportunity number G17AS00030. A complete list of funded projects and reports can be found on the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program external research support website.