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Engineering for Civil Infrastructures Cluster (ECI)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The National Science Foundation’s programs within CMMI’s Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RSI) cluster support forward-looking, fundamental and cross-cutting research that seeks to shape the present and future of the nation’s civil infrastructures. RSI programs fund research on all aspects of the design and use of civil infrastructure systems, along with the interaction of civil infrastructures with society and with the broader natural and built environments. RSI programs play a major role in supporting national-level efforts, such as the Congressionally-mandated National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program and the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and contribute to other national and global initiatives.

Programs in the RSI cluster support civil infrastructure research that spans multiple spatial, temporal and design scales (e.g., from materials to components to structures and system-of-systems), considered under a broad range of operating conditions, including natural, technological and other types of hazards and disasters.  Principal investigators are encouraged to engage emerging and future technical and societal challenges and opportunities relevant to civil infrastructures. Proposals that cut across multiple RSI programs are particularly welcome, as are potentially transformative proposals that engage multiple disciplinary perspectives. Ultimately, research funded through RSI’s programs should inform and inspire decisions on how civil infrastructure can contribute to the nation’s prosperity, security and overall quality of life.

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