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Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 03-556 for the latest version.

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 second year of this program jointly sponsored with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for Exploratory Research on Information and Communications Systems for Surface Transportation. The goal of the NSF/USDOT program is to support basic research aimed at discovering ways innovative information and information/communication technologies can be integrated into surface transportation systems in order to meet challenges and constraints related to competitiveness, congestion, safety, land use, energy, and environment. This program is intended to: 1) foster innovation and innovative uses of technology in all modes of surface transportation; 2) expand the knowledge base needed to manage the complexity and the vulnerability of surface transportation systems, including interactive effects with natural systems; and 3) offer opportunities to address technical as well as nontechnical influences by engaging "supporting" disciplines, such as computer science and engineering, natural and social sciences, operations research, systems engineering, and telecommunications. Note significant changes in eligibility and funding from last year.

Program contacts

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

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