NSF S&CC Projects

NSF funds a variety of projects in and related to smart and connected communities.

Primary Award Mechanisms:

Integrative Research Grants: full awards of ~$1M-$2.5M for up to four years to support fundamental integrative research that addresses technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities.
Planning Grants: awards of ~$150K for 1 year to facilitate capacity building and prepare project teams to propose future well-developed IRG proposals.

Other Award Mechanisms:

EAGER: awards for exploratory work on early stage or untested research concepts or approaches with potentially transformative outcomes ("high risk, high payoff")
RAPID: awards for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events
Other: awards such as workshops, conferences, etc.

For details about these award types, please refer to the S&CC solicitation.

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Designing Smart, Sustainable Risk Reduction in Hazard-Prone Communities: Modeling Risk Across Scales of Time and Space
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Kenichi Soga
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of California-Berkeley
Smart Water Crowdsensing: Examining How Innovative Data Analytics and Citizen Science Can Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Rural Versus Suburban Communities
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2021
Lead PI: Dong Wang
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A data-driven approach to designing a community-focused indoor heat emergency alert system for vulnerable residents (CommHEAT)
01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025
Lead PI: Ulrike Passe
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Iowa State University
Securing Underserved Communities from Drug Abuse with Drone-Based Smart Medication Delivery
04/01/2023 – 03/31/2024
Lead PI: Zhenbo Wang
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Tennessee
Equitable and Ubiquitous Converged Data & Transportation Services for Underserved Communities
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2022
Lead PI: Micah Beck
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Tennessee Knoxville
Smart Integrated Farm Network for Rural Agricultural Communities (SIRAC)
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Asheesh Singh
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Iowa State University
PFI-TT: Behavioral Analysis for Safer Communities: Fair and Ethical AI for Trusted Surveillance
08/15/2023 – 07/31/2025
Lead PI: Hamed Tabkhi
Award Type:
Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Strengthening Resilience of Ojibwe Nations Across Generations (STRONG)
08/01/2023 – 07/31/2026
Lead PI: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Northwestern University
Smart Connected Oral Health Community: Using AI and Digital Technologies to Close the Gap in Oral Health Disparity
06/15/2023 – 05/31/2026
Lead PI: Jiebo Luo
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Rochester
Community-Driven Design of Fair, Urban Air Mobility Transportation Management Systems
06/01/2023 – 05/31/2027
Lead PI: Yasser Shoukry
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of California-Irvine
Diaspora, Agriculture, & AI: Community-based Integration of Smart Technologies into Black Diasporic Agricultural Practices
12/15/2023 – 11/30/2026
Lead PI: Sucheta Ghoshal
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Washington
Connecting coastal communities with continuous, sensor-based monitoring of water quality
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2027
Lead PI: Christopher Neill
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Woodwell Climate Research Center
Equitable-Access Flood Modeling for Timely and Just Adaptation in the Near and Long Term
09/01/2023 – 08/31/2026
Lead PI: Katharine Mach
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Miami
Smart and Safe Prescribed Burning for Rangeland and Wildland Urban Interface Communities
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2027
Lead PI: Xiaolin Hu
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Socially-integrated robust communication and information-resource sharing technologies for post-disaster community self-reliance
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2027
Lead PI: Cynthia Chen
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Washington
Behavior-driven Building Safety and Emergency Management for Campus Communities
08/15/2023 – 07/31/2026
Lead PI: Burcin Becerik-Gerber
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation:
Empathy and AI: Towards Equitable Microtransit
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2026
Lead PI: Eleni Bardaka
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: North Carolina State University
A multidisciplinary approach to assessing city-wide near misses between vehicles and vulnerable road users in Reno-Sparks, Nevada
04/15/2023 – 03/21/2024
Lead PI: Scott Kelley
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Nevada
Intelligent Flood Detection and Warning System to Assist Homeless Communities and Emergency Management Entities
08/01/2023 – 07/31/2024
Lead PI: Erfan Goharian
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of South Carolina at Columbia
Leveraging Community Partners and IoT Based Sensors to Improve Localized Air Quality Monitoring in Communities
04/15/2023 – 03/31/2024
Lead PI: Brian Krupp
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Baldwin Wallace University
Trust, transparency and technology: Building digital equity through a civic digital commons
05/01/2023 – 04/30/2024
Lead PI: Gwen Shaffer
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: California State University-Long Beach
Getting the Edge on Data-Driven Self-Managed Care: A Focus on Older Veterans in Arizona
05/01/2023 – 04/30/2024
Lead PI: Ming Zhao
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Arizona State University
Building a smart and connected rural community for improved healthcare access through the deployment of integrated mobility solutions
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Jun Liu
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Alabama