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NSF Seeks Innovative Sustainable Science and Engineering Ideas

March 19th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

The National Science Foundation’s CyberSEES program is currently accepting sustainable science and engineering proposals.

CyberSEES, which stands for Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering, aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and where computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. Responsive proposal applications are due April 8 by 5 p.m. in the proposer’s local time.

The program supports research on all sustainability topics that depend on advances in computational areas. With a focus on interdisciplinary, collaborative research, a minimum of two collaborating investigators working in different disciplines is required.

The NSF anticipates that $10.5 million will be available to support 16-25 awards. The allowable budget for Type 1 awards is $400,000 for a two-year period of performance. Type 1 projects involve capacity building or exploratory research and education.

Type 2 proposals may have maximum budgets of $1,200,000 for a four-year period of performance. These projects involve integrative research and education.

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