Research Management Group (RMG)

NSF 14-543 Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)
2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability


**Limited award for Stanford faculty with PI eligibility-a university-wide internal selection process is required. Up to three proposals may be submitted by an institution to be a lead institution for the entire network. However, there is no limit to participation as a partner institution.**

Timeline:
Internal Dean of Research Office deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12 noon (see the internal submission guidelines at the bottom of this webpage)
Full proposal deadline: April 29, 2014

# of applicants: Up to three proposals may be submitted by an institution to be a lead institution for the entire networ. . However, there is no limit to participation as a partner institution if another institution is the lead institution.

NSF program announcement:
See the internal submission guidelines at the bottom of this webpage.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14534/nsf14534.htm

Eligibility:

Amount of funding: SRN awards are expected to be 4 to 5 years in duration.
The total budget for an SRN may not exceed $12,000,000

Purpose
Urban Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) is a multi-directorate program that is part of the SEES portfolio. The purpose of the 2014 SRN competition is to develop and support interdisciplinary teams of investigators and stakeholders working together to conduct cutting-edge research, education and outreach that addresses grand challenges in urban sustainability. The ultimate goal of this research is to inform societal actions for future environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability.

Goals
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 urban sustainability. SRNs may link existing centers and networks and will develop new partnerships and collaborations. Networks will be multi-institutional and may include international partnerships.

There is no universally accepted definition of "urban" and its usage varies based on discipline, institution, agency and context. For the purpose of this solicitation an urban center has:


Characteristics of Urban SRNS

The lead organization will submit the SRN proposal and, if funded, will be responsible for the financial and administrative management of the network.

Internal submission guidelines

NOTE: Internal proposals must be submitted if you wish to be the PI for the lead institution (as the institution can only have 3 proposals as lead institution). However, If you are participating in a proposal where another institution is the lead organization, then you do not have to submit an internal proposal.

By Monday, March 17, 2014, 12 noon, please submit one PDF file containing the following in the order list below to:

Jeanne Heschele
Limited program coordinator, Vice Provost and Dean of Research Office
Funding Opportunity Administrator, School of Medicine Research Management Group
jheschele@stanford.edu
650-245-2351

File name: Last name_NSF Urban SRN_2014.pdf

1) Title page
Name of the RFP: NSF 14-543 Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)
2014 Focus Urban Sustainability
Project title:
PI Name, title, department, contact information

2) Proposal
3 page project summary: to the extent possible given the time-frame, include a description of the five topics listed under "Characteristics of Urban SRN" listed above >>. Include the names of individuals in other institutions.
Format: single spaced, 1/2 inch margin, Font size no smaller than 11, Arial or Helvetica.

3) Biosketch (include other support, pending and current)

Selection process
Your proposals will be reviewed by the Dean of Research Office internal review committee.





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