Academies Gulf Research Program and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Create a $10 Million Grants Program to Build Healthy, Resilient Coastal Communities - Grant Opportunity Opens to Applicants July 27

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS):

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has joined with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to establish a $10 million grants program to fund projects that enhance the science and practice of coastal community resilience in the Gulf of Mexico region. These projects will explore the interrelated health, social, environmental, and economic impacts of disasters and other environmental stressors and inform strategies to address these challenges in Gulf communities.

Rather than focus on infrastructure needs or the built environment, as many existing resilience-focused programs do, the new grants program will support the study of the human dynamics -- such as physical and mental health, social cohesiveness, and social and economic well-being -- that influence a community’s ability to respond to adverse events. The program will also encourage the development of research-informed strategies and practices for strengthening community health and resilience.

Read the full press release: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=0...

Learn more at the NAS grants page and sign up for e-updates to be notified when this opportunity opens to applicants on July 27:

http://www.nas.edu/gulf/grants/index.html

http://www.nas.edu/gulf/enews/index.html

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