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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Revamping Regional Transportation Modeling and Planning to Address Unprecedented Community Needs during the Mobility Revolution
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Michael Hyland
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of California-Irvine
Overcoming the Rural Data Deficit to Improve Quality of Life and Community Services in Smart & Connected Small Communities
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Kimberly Zarecor
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Iowa State University
Toward a statewide public Internet of Things (IoT) network
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: K. Max Zhang
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Cornell University
Creating an Extensible Data Exchange and Analytics Sandbox for Smart Water infrastructures
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Nalini Venkatasubramanian
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of California-Irvine
Building Smart Community Capacity
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Betsy DiSalvo
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Smart Social Connector: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Approach to Foster Social Connectedness in Underserved Senior Populations
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Natalia Villanueva Rosales
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: The University of Texas at El Paso
Transportation Gaps and Disability-Related Unemployment: Smarter Cities and Wearables combating Commuting Challenges for the Visually Impaired
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: John Ross Rizzo
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: NYU Langone
STEMports: Community Workforce Development through Augmented Reality STEM Learning Experiences
10/01/2018 – 12/31/2023
Lead PI: Susannah Gordon-Messer
Award Type: Underserved Community
Affiliation: Maine Math and Science Alliance
Integrating Heterogeneous Wide-Area Networks and Advanced Data Science to Bridge the Digital Divide in Rural Emergency Preparedness and Response
09/15/2018 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Mariya Zheleva
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: SUNY at Albany
Scalable Modeling and Adaptive Real-time Trust-based Communication (SMARTc) System for Roadway Inundations in Flood-Prone Communities
09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Khan Iftekharuddin
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
Smart Water Crowdsensing: Examining How Innovative Data Analytics and Citizen Science Can Ensure Safe Drinking Water in Rural Versus Suburban Communities
09/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Dong Wang
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Independent Real-Time Sensing Data to Support Community Well-Being
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: P. Jeffrey Brantingham
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of California-Los Angeles
The “Community Tech Workers”: A Community-Driven Model to Support Economic Mobility and Bridge the Digital Divide in the U.S.
01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024
Lead PI: Tawanna Dillahunt
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Michigan
Data-Informed Scenario Planning for Mobility Decision Making in Resource Constrained Communities
09/01/2018 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Robert Goodspeed
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Michigan
Leveraging Smart Technologies and Managing Community Resilience through Networked Communities and Cross-Sector Partnerships
09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Yue Ge
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Integrating Information Flows and Supporting Communities as Decision-Makers in Response to Acute and Chronic Stressors
09/01/2020 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Katherine Lieberknecht
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
Smart Air: Informing Driver Behavior through Dynamic Sensing and Smart Messaging
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Kerry Kelly
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Utah
IRG: Smart and Connected Family Engagement for Equitable Early Intervention Service Design
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Natalie Parde
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Illinois Chicago
CityGuide: Seamless and Inclusive Location-Based Services for Communities
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Vinod Namboodiri
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Lehigh University
Community on Multimodality: Participatory Action, Service, and Support (COMPASS)
09/01/2017 – 08/31/2024
Lead PI: Daphney-Stavroula Zois
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: SUNY at Albany
Distributed Data-Sharing for Fast Response and Decision Support
07/15/2020 – 06/30/2024
Lead PI: N. Rich Nguyen
Award Type: EAGER
Affiliation: University of Virginia
Sustainable Energy Bike Lanes with Applications in the City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
06/15/2020 – 07/31/2024
Lead PI: SHUZA BINZAID
Award Type: EAGER
Affiliation: Prairie View A & M University
Partnering with Grab for Cross-ASEAN Regional Urban Insights
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Kurtis Heimerl
Award Type: EAGER, International, Underserved Community
Affiliation: University of Washington
Crowd-AI Sensing Based Traffic Analysis for Ho Chi Minh City Planning Simulation
08/01/2020 – 07/31/2024
Lead PI: Tam Nguyen
Award Type: EAGER
Affiliation: University of Dayton