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DHS Risk, Economics and Operations Research of Terrorism and All Hazards (REOR) - Partners Only

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

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Limited Submission Announcement

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requests applications for the Risk, Economics and Operations Research of Terrorism and All Hazards (REOR) - Partners Only funding opportunity. Partner institutions would be part of the Risk, Economic and Operations Research Center of Excellence (COE). As appropriate to meet its needs, DHS may add partner institutions to this COE consortium, provided these partners' proposals successfully passed a technical merit review.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is for partner-only applications. The FOA for the Lead COE is posted separately.

This FOA will support DHS policy directives to apply a risk-focused framework across all homeland security efforts. DHS seeks to develop a Center that will promote rigorous, innovative and path-breaking research in how the risks and consequences of terrorism and other low-probability events are evaluated and countered. DHS expects this COE and its partners not only to break new ground but also to creatively adapt existing approaches to resolve problems estimating or predicting the risk of terrorist attacks and other adverse events related to DHS's mission. Tools and methods proposed under this funding opportunity should be rooted in valid scientific research and theory and must improve DHS's ability to forecast terrorist reactions and responses to alternative mitigation measures. Knowledge generated by research under this effort must be amenable to integration into operations research, economics, and other social science and behavioral models and tools. Methods developed must be sufficiently user-friendly to stimulate adoption by analysts responsible for performing cost/benefit and risk of mitigation alternatives analyses.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) research focus area, 2) goals and objectives, 3) why the proposed area of research is important to DHS, and 4) an overview of the research program.


Up to a total of $500,000 for all direct and indirect costs for the duration of the project. The project period may be up to five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

April 30, 2010


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