Sponsor:  National Science Foundation

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 14-534
Funding Amount: up to $12,000,000
Duration: 4-5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity

Closed - Submitting PI: Matthias Ruth


NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 02/28/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 04/29/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only three applications per institution are allowed. Two Northeastern submissions have already been identified. If you are interested in applying, please contact Horst Wittmann (x3836) as soon as possible.

Funding Areas

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 (http://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.