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Sarah L. Ruth
sruth@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8521

Bruce K. Hamilton
bhamilto@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8320

Jonathan Wynn
jwynn@nsf.gov, (703) 292-4742

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

Richard Boone
rboone@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8696

Sian Mooney
smooney@nsf.gov, (703) 292-2257

Solicitation 14-534

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.

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.

AirWaterGas SRN Website: What We Know, What We Donít Know, and What We Hope to Learn about Oil & Gas Development
Press Release 12-185 - Two NSF Sustainability Research Networks Are Each Awarded $12 Million
SCRiM SRN Website: An NSF-supported research network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

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