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Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) Webinar

About the series

The goal of the Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research and research capacity-building activities that will improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning. Unless stated otherwise, for the purposes of this year’s solicitation, communities are physical, geographically-defined entities, such as towns, cities, or incorporated rural areas, consisting of various populations, with a governance structure and the ability to engage in meaningful ways with the proposed research.

Successful S&CC projects are expected to pursue research and research capacity-building activities that integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives and undertake meaningful community engagement, and to include appropriate and robust evaluation plans for assessing activities and outcomes. To meet the multidisciplinary criterion, proposals must meaningfully integrate across both social and technological research dimensions. Successful proposals are also expected to include appropriate community engagement as defined further in the solicitation.

The S&CC program spans NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Education and Human Resources (EHR); Engineering (ENG); Geosciences (GEO); and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).

This webinar will provide an overview of the S&CC program solicitation and help answer questions of prospective principal investigators (PIs).

To Join the Webinar:

Please register at: Unfortunately we have reached capacity.  We will post the presentation, audio and transcript after the webinar concludes at https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190025&org=CISE.

Those already registered for the webinar are encouraged to coordinate with their colleagues, departments, and/or institutions to view the webinar in shared spaces.

Please be sure to join a few minutes before the start of the webinar. This system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, you will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining. If you are international, please email kgeary@nsf.gov to obtain the appropriate dial in number.  In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.  The presentation, audio and transcript will be available after the webinar on this webpage.


David Corman, Program Director, CISE/CNS, telephone: (703) 292-8754, email: dcorman@nsf.gov

Nicholas Anderson, Program Director, GEO/AGS, telephone: (703) 292-4715, email: nanderso@nsf.gov

Radhakishan Baheti, Program Director, ENG/ECCS, telephone: (703) 292-8339, email: rbaheti@nsf.gov

John Cherniavsky, Program Director, EHR/DRL, telephone: (703) 292-5136, email: jchernia@nsf.gov

Bruce Hamilton, Program Director, ENG/CBET, telephone: 7032929054, email: bhamilto@nsf.gov

Sara Kiesler, Program Director, SBE/SES, telephone: (703) 292-8643, email: skiesler@nsf.gov

Tatiana Korelsky, Program Director, CISE/IIS, telephone: (703) 292-8930, email: tkorelsk@nsf.gov

David Mendonca, Program Director, ENG/CMMI, telephone: (703) 292-7081, email: mendonca@nsf.gov

Sunil Narumalani, Program Director, SBE/BCS, telephone: (703) 292-4995, email: snarumal@nsf.gov

Wendy Nilsen, Program Director, CISE/IIS, telephone: (703) 292-2568, email: wnilsen@nsf.gov

Rahul T. Shah, Program Director, CISE/CCF, telephone: (703) 292-2709, email: rshah@nsf.gov


NSF Related Organizations

Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Directorate for Education and Human Resources

Directorate for Engineering

Directorate for Geosciences

Directorate for Social, Behavior and Economic Sciences

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