The National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund convergent research and education that will advance sustainable regional systems science, engineering, and education to facilitate the transformation of current regional systems to enhance sustainability. To further the advancement of sustainable regional systems science, engineering, and education, NSF will support Full Scale proposals and Planning Grant proposals for Sustainable Regional Systems Research Networks (SRS RNs). The purpose of the SRS RNs competition is to develop and support interdisciplinary, multi-organizational teams of investigators and stakeholders working collaboratively to produce cutting-edge convergent research, education, and outreach that addresses grand challenges in sustainable regional systems. A total of $31 million is available through this program; full-scale awards have a maximum of $15 million and planning grants have a maximum of $150,000. Proposals may be submitted by institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations.
Proposals are due by January 11, 2021.