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Sustainability Research Networks Competition  (SRN) NSF Wide Programs

Name Email Phone Room
Sarah  L. Ruth (703) 292-8521   
Bruce  K. Hamilton (703) 292-8320   
Jonathan  Wynn (703) 292-4742   
Anna  M. Kerttula de Echave (703) 292-7432   
Sophie  B. George (703) 292-2299   
Peter  H. McCartney (703) 292-8470   
Georgia  Kosmopoulou (703) 292-7466   
Richard  Boone (703) 292-8696   
Sian  Mooney (703) 292-2257   


Solicitation  14-534

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




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 ( 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.


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