HuRRI - Hurricane Resilience Research Institute

Hurricane Resilience Research Institute

LSU is one of six major universities (LSU, University of Miami, Texas-Tech, University of Texas-Tyler, University of Houston and University of Florida) participating in the newly formed collaborative Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI). This Institute is a multi-state, multi-organization national center of excellence in resilience, advancing our nation's ability to mitigate, assess, predict, protect, educate and recovery from hurricanes and severe storms for the purpose of creating and sustaining resilient communities. The mission of HuRRI is to serve as the premier resource for envisioning, promoting and institutionalizing hurricane resilience culture, knowledge, solutions and tools. The main goal of HuRRI is to change the paradigm from wait-and-pay to system-wide anticipate-and-accommodate as a framework for hurricane and severe storm resilience (http://www.uh.edu/hurri/ ).

HuRRI has launched a Seed Grant Program (SGP) for collaborative projects across more than one of the 6 HuRRI Founding Institutions with each proposal required to include at least one faculty from two different institutions. LSU is participating in this SGP and will designate up to $25,000 per year for two years for LSU faculty participation in a collaborative program partnering LSU faculty with other faculty members of the five other HuRRI institutions.  The LSU SGP funding is limited to junior scientists (assistant professor rank) with the budget request limited to the support of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Indirect costs do not apply, however fringe benefits and tuition remission do apply at standard rates. Applications have to be submitted and authorized through the LSU Office of Sponsored Programs, which will be officially submitting each application to HuRRI. Please use the LSU Sponsored Programs Generic Budget template for the LSU portion.  These collaborative projects will not involve subcontracts or budget transfers between institutions.  Awarded funds will be administered by each awarding institution.

Deadline for submission to HuRRI: May 11, 2018

Contact Associate Vice President Gus Kousoulas for more information - vtgusk@lsu.edu