Oregon State University

Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) Competition 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability

NSF 14-534

RFP: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14534/nsf14534.htm

The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation – Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) – 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability Competition.

Research Office, Office for Research Development letter of intent submission deadline:  Friday, February 28, 2014

Information:  Mary Phillips, at mary.phillips@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-4437

The goal of the 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.

Limit Summary: A single organization may submit a maximum of three proposals as the lead institution.

In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than three proposals are submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposals to the NSF - SRN competition.

Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office, Office for Research Development:

  • Title of Project
  • NSF Program Title
  • PI/Co-PI, Department and College
    • Project Description
    • Detailed Budget being requested from NSF – limit one page
    • Letters of intent are limited to five pages (including budget page)
    • SUBMIT electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to:  Debbie Delmore, Research Office at molly.mcferran@oregonstate.edu

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