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National Science Foundation Smart & Connected Communities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation has been issued for the FY 2021 competition. Full proposal deadline is February 24, 2021 at 5pm.

The S&CC program encourages researchers to work with community stakeholders to identify and define challenges they are facing, enabling those challenges to motivate use-inspired research questions. For this solicitation, community stakeholders may include some or all of the following: residents, neighborhood or community groups, nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, businesses, as well as municipal organizations such as libraries, museums, educational institutions, public works departments, and health and social services agencies. The S&CC program supports integrative research that addresses fundamental technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities. Importantly, the program is interested in projects that consider the sustainability of the research outcomes beyond the life of the project, including the scalability and transferability of the proposed solutions.

Metro21 is cultivating a group of Carnegie Mellon University faculty who will be meeting to discuss opportunities for collaboration.  Please email us if you are interested in learning more.

Read the full NSF S&CC Solicitation here.