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NSF/USDOT Partnership for Exploratory Basic Research on Information and Communications Systems for Surface Transportation

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 Directorate for Engineering of the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the third year of this program jointly sponsored with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for Exploratory Basic Research on Information and Communications Systems for Surface Transportation. The NSF/USDOT program offers a flexible vehicle for pursuing potentially high risk and high payoff research. Research topics must target innovative strategies for exploiting state-of-the-art information and information/communication technologies in surface transportation systems to meet the challenges and constraints associated with mobility. One aspect of this program is intended to foster innovative uses of technology in all modes of surface transportation in a spirit similar to Intelligent Transportation Systems. It is also meant to spur integrative, multidisciplinary research needed to understand and manage the complexity and vulnerability of surface transportation systems and their interactions with natural, social, and economic systems. Note significant changes in eligibility and funding from last year.

Program contacts

Lawrence E. Brandt
Program Manager
lbrandt@nsf.gov (703) 292-8930
Miriam Heller
Program Director
mheller@nsf.gov (703) 292-7025
Paul J. Werbos
Program Director
pwerbos@nsf.gov (703) 292-8339

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