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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Trust Formation and Risk Communication in Underserved Communities during Compound Hazard Events through Online and Offline Social Networks (TRUCHE)
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Arif Mohaimin Sadri
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Oklahoma
Exploring STEM Educational Delivery for Youth in Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Sampath Jayarathna
Award Type:
Affiliation: Old Dominion University
Planning for Resilience and Equity through Accessible Community Technology: Developing a Community-Led Planning Tool for Climate Readiness
01/01/2022 – 12/31/2023
Lead PI: Christina Rosan
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Temple University
Edge Computing for Bringing Smart Services to Under-served Urban Communities
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Umakishore Ramachandran
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation:
Human-AI Teaming for Flood Evacuation Decision Making
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Vidya Samadi
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Clemson University
SafeGuard—Detecting and Minimizing Wandering Incidents of Children and Adults with Disabilities
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Michelle Ballan
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: SUNY at Stony Brook
CrossGuard: Enhancing Pedestrian Experience at Intersections
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Shubham Jain
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: SUNY at Stony Brook
Leveraging Community Partnerships and Intelligent Technologies to Address Septic System Water Quality Risks in the Flathead Basin
10/01/2021 – 03/31/2024
Lead PI: Sarah J. Halvorson
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
Development of Resilience Roadmap for Rio Grande Valley
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Ali Nejat
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Texas Tech University
Remote Sensing and Prediction of Environmental Noise to Facilitate Addressing the Social and Health Issues of Noise - Pilot Study: Schools and Hospitals
10/01/2021 – 03/31/2024
Lead PI: Hassan Azad
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Florida
Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Green Stormwater Systems in Urban Communities
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Virginia Smith
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Villanova University
Co-designing AI-Driven Fire Preparedness Assessment Tools to Meet Community Needs in the Wildland-Urban Interface
10/01/2020 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Brett Dickson
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Conservation Science Partners, Inc.
Enhancing Community Engagement in Flood Mitigation Using Integrated Hydrodynamic Modeling and Multi-Scale Socio-Economic Risk Assessment
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2022
Lead PI: Emad Habib
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Advanced Learning for Energy Risk Tracking (ALERT)
09/01/2022 – 08/31/2026
Lead PI: Mladen Kezunovic
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Implementing an Integrated, Wireless Monitoring Network to Enhance Decision Making in Communities Impacted by Environmental and Industrial Change
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2022
Lead PI: Michelle Hummel
Award Type:
Affiliation: University of Texas at Arlington
Connecting communities with Real-Time Data Collection and Downscaled Climate Risk Models to Improve Water Quality and Sustain Salt Marshes in the Buzzards Bay Watershed
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2022
Lead PI: Christopher Neill
Award Type: Planning Grant
Affiliation: Woodwell Climate Research Center
AN INTEGRATED AND SMART SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
03/01/2019 – 02/28/2023
Lead PI: Jun Wang
Award Type: Other
Affiliation: University of Iowa
Community First: A Smart and Connected Communities Virtual Organization
10/01/2021 – 09/30/2024
Lead PI: Payman Arabshahi
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Washington
Common SENSES (Standards for ENacting Sensor networks for an Equitable Society) : Community-Led, Science-Driven Climate Resilience in Boston, MA
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2025
Lead PI: Daniel O'Brien
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Addressing Community Challenges Through University-Government Collaboration
06/01/2020 – 05/31/2021
Lead PI: Jay Nath
Award Type: EAGER
Affiliation: CITY INNOVATE INC
Video Based Machine Learning for Smart Traffic Analysis and Management
05/01/2019 – 04/30/2023
Lead PI: Sanjay Ranka
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: University of Florida
Food Information Networks (FINs):Building data-driven supports for increasing access and healthy food choices in low-income neighborhoods
12/01/2021 – 05/31/2024
Lead PI: Ronald Metoyer
Award Type: Other
Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
Preparing for Future Pandemics: Subway Crowd Management to Minimize Airborne Transmission of Respiratory Viruses (Way-CARE)
01/01/2023 – 12/31/2026
Lead PI: Sharon Di
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: Columbia University
Advancing Human-Centered Sociotechnical Research for Enabling Independent Mobility in People with Physical Disabilities
10/01/2022 – 09/30/2026
Lead PI: Carol Menassa
Award Type: Integrative Research Grant
Affiliation: