Smart and Connected Communities

Deadline Date: 02/28/2018

Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scope: NSF seeks applications for the Smart and Connected Communities announcement to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life. Funds: $19.25 million total for 15 awards ranging from $750,000 to $3 million. Areas: NSF said examples of projects integrating the technological and social dimensions, which should be explored in concert as they impact one another in the short, medium and long terms, may include but are not limited to: collection, analysis and use of data and information from multiple heterogeneous sources to support communities in identifying economically

viable and sustainable options to improve quality of life; real-time adaptation of systems and infrastructures in response to changing needs and behaviors of the community by harnessing and autonomously handling data; and innovative concepts for flexible services and infrastructures that are responsive to community evolution and technological advances while remaining in harmony with the environment.