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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Towards A User-Centered and Equity-Aware Micromobility Sharing Co-Design Network to Interact with A Distressed Municipality
09/01/2023 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Suining He
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Connecticut
Bridge: An AI-Enabled Platform to Support Coordinated Care for Children with Autism
08/01/2023 – 07/31/2024
Lead PI: Mimi Xie
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Texas at San Antonio
Sustainable Vertiports for Bringing Autonomous Drone Swarm Inspection to Oil and Gas Industry Community
10/01/2023 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Sihua Shao
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: New Mexico Tech
Understanding the Technical and Social Challenges and Opportunities of Physically and Digitally Augmented Community Gardens
08/01/2023 – 07/31/2024
Lead PI: Lining Yao
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Modernizing Cities via Smart Garden Alleys with Application in Makassar City
10/01/2022 – 12/31/2024
Lead PI: Wangda Zuo
Award Type: EAGER
Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
SCC-IRG JST: Multimodal Data Analytics and Integration for Effective COVID-19, Pandemics and Compound Disaster Response and Management
10/01/2022 – 03/31/2025
Lead PI: Shu-Ching Chen
Award Type:
Affiliation: Florida International University
Closed-loop Intervention to Promote a Supportive and Interactive Environment around Children
10/01/2021 – 03/31/2024
Lead PI: Ou Bai
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Florida International University
Sociotechnical Systems to Enable Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities
01/01/2018 – 02/29/2024
Lead PI: Panagiota Karava
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Purdue University
Understanding the Impact of Social and Physical Environment Factors on Crime Using Urban Sensing and Machine-Learning
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Marc Berman
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Chicago
Community Based Approach to Address Contaminants in Drinking Water using Smart Cloud-Connected Electrochemical Sensors
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2026
Lead PI: Pradeep Kurup
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Inclusive Public Transit Toolkit to Assess Quality of Service Across Socioeconomic Status in Baltimore City
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Maryland, College Park
Socially Informed Services Conflict Governance through Specification, Detection, Resolution and Prevention
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Desheng Zhang
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Rutgers University
Reducing Barriers to Residential Energy Security through an Integrated Case-management, Data-driven, Community-based approach
09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Johanna Mathieu
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Michigan
Smart and Connected Churches for Promoting Health in Disadvantaged Populations
10/01/2018 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Timothy Bickmore
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Smart and Connected Community Food Systems
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Kayla de la Haye
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Southern California
Serving Households in AReas with food Insecurity with a Network for Good: SHARING
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Julie Ivy
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: North Carolina State University
Crowd+AI Tools to Map, Analyze, and Visualize Sidewalk Accessibility for Inclusive Cities
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Jon Froehlich
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Washington
Co-Producing Community - An integrated approach to building smart and connected nutrient management communities in the US Corn Belt
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Andrew Margenot
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Empowering and Enhancing Workers Through Building A Community-Centered Gig Economy
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Haiyi Zhu
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Carnegie-Mellon University
Building Safe and Secure Communities through Real-Time Edge Video Analytics
10/01/2018 – 03/31/2025
Lead PI: Hamed Tabkhi
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Empowering Environmental Justice Communities with Smart and Connected Technology: Air and Noise Pollution, Wellbeing, and Social Relations in Times of Disruption
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Shelly Miller
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Colorado Boulder
Connecting Farming Communities for Sustainable Crop Production and Environment Using Smart Agricultural Drainage Systems
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Liang Dong
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Iowa State University
Smart Aging: Connecting Communities Using Low-Cost and Secure Sensing Technologies
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Fan Ye
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: SUNY at Stony Brook
Digital Twin City for Age-friendly Communities - Crowd-biosensing of Environmental Distress for Older Adults
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Chanam Lee
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Texas A&M University