Limited Submission Programs - NSF - Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN): 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability

Summary of Opportunity
NSF - Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN): 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability
OSP Deadline 04/24/14
Funding Agency Deadline 04/29/14 by 5:00 p.m. CST
Funding or Award Criteria

Program Description: 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.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.  

Eligibility  
Applicable Field(s)  
Number of Nominees Allowed

Three (3) proposal per lead institution

A single organization may submit a maximum of three proposals as the lead institution. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution. It is not likely that the SRN program will provide support for more than one SRN from any one lead institution in this competition. 

An individual may appear as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI in only one SRN proposal submitted in response to this program solicitation.

Required Internal Review Documents

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to limitedsub@austin.utexas.edu by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

  1. Dean's or ORU Director's Letter of Nomination
  2. Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims/needs of the proposed research project.
  3. The bio sketch/CV of the UT PI

Each college may submit one (1) nomination.

Notes  
Nominee(s) Selected to Advance

Dr. Brian Korgel, Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Maria G. Juenger, Cockrell School of Engineering

Posting Date 02/16/14