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Strengthening American Infrastructure DCL

November 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues, GEO would like to bring your attention to Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF 21-019, Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) released on November 03, 2020. The DCL invites Workshop and EArly Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) proposals that incorporate scientific insights about human behavior and social dynamics to better develop, design, build, rehabilitate, and maintain strong and effective American infrastructure.  Proposals should reflect novel interdisciplinary and cross-Directorate approaches; however, each proposal submitted in response to this DCL must be grounded in a human- and/or social-centered approach to designing, building, and sustaining infrastructure.  Please review the entire DCL for deadlines and further detail.  Inquiries should be directed to

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