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Q&As and information sessions

Civic Innovation Challenge Q&A Session

About the series

This 60-minute session will enable participants to engage in Q&A with NSF Program Directors about the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) solicitation (NSF 22-565) and the proposal submission process. Participants are strongly encouraged to view the webinar for this solicitation (recording available here from February 25, 2022) as well as the FAQs, which can be accessed here.”

 To learn more about CIVIC, including projects currently underway from the first round of the program, visit www.nsfcivicinnovation.org


What is the Civic Innovation Challenge?

CIVIC aims to accelerate the transition to the practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research while deepening cooperation and information sharing across sectors and regions. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community.

CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities. CIVIC is organized as a two-stage competition with two tracks centered around the following topic areas:

•Track A. Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation; and

•Track B. Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs.


CIVIC project teams must include civic partners and stakeholders working together with researchers to develop, pilot, and evaluate the proposed project. Civic partners and stakeholders may include local, state, or tribal government officials; non-profit representatives; community organizers or advocates; community service providers; and/or others working to improve their communities.


Zoom Information

Register in advance for this webinar: 


 Or an H.323/SIP room system:

 H.323: (US West) or (US East)

   Meeting ID: 161 863 2285

   Passcode: 592089

   SIP: 1618632285@sip.zoomgov.com

   Passcode: 592089 

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Live captioning will be provided for the webinar. For other disability accommodations, please email civic@nsf.gov as soon as possible, but no later than February 18th, 2022.



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