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Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)

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.

2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability


The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability

Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that  integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and  yield significant new understanding and knowledge.

The Sustainability Research Networks competition is part of the growing NSF investment in its Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) portfolio (www.nsf.gov/sees/). Challenges associated with broadly based SEES goals will be met by supporting fundamental science and engineering research and education needed to understand and overcome the barriers to sustainable human and environmental wellbeing and to forge reasoned pathways to a sustainable future. NSF aims to support members of the academic research community for projects which produce discoveries and knowledge that will inform decisions leading to environmental, energy, social and cultural sustainability. NSF support will advance the frontiers of conceptual, empirical and computational research in science, engineering and education so that the nation has the knowledge base to inform policies on sustainability.

Program contacts

Sarah L. Ruth
sruth@nsf.gov (703) 292-8521 GEO/OPP
Bruce K. Hamilton
bhamilto@nsf.gov (703) 292-8320 ENG/CBET
Jonathan Wynn
jwynn@nsf.gov (703) 292-4742 GEO/EAR
Anna M. Kerttula de Echave
akerttul@nsf.gov (703) 292-7432
Sophie B. George
sgeorge@nsf.gov (703) 292-2299
Peter H. McCartney
pmccartn@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470
Georgia Kosmopoulou
gkosmopo@nsf.gov (703) 292-7466 SBE/SES
Richard Boone
rboone@nsf.gov (703) 292-8696
Sian Mooney
smooney@nsf.gov (703) 292-2257

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