Strengthening American Infrastructure

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
December 14th, 2023
Close Date
March 12th, 2024
Total Funding
$9,600,000.00
Award Ceiling
$750,000.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Opportunity No.
24-519

Agency

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has posted a grant opportunity titled "Strengthening American Infrastructure" (SAI). This program aims to stimulate research that strengthens America's infrastructure, which is crucial for socioeconomic vitality and improving quality of life. The program focuses on integrating expertise from various disciplines to support fundamental research applied to strengthening specific focal infrastructure. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The funding instrument type is a grant, and the category of funding activity is Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grant has a closing date of March 12, 2024, and the estimated total program funding is $9,600,000. Eligible applicants include non-profit, non-academic organizations directly associated with educational or research activities, as well as institutions of higher education. The grant does not have any restrictions on who may serve as co-PIs, Senior Personnel, or Consultant. For more information, visit the NSF Publication 24-519 at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf24519.

Description

Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) is an NSF program seeking to stimulate human-centered, use-inspired, fundamental and potentially transformative research aimed at strengthening America’s infrastructure. Effective infrastructure provides a strong foundation for socioeconomic vitality and broad improvement in quality of life. Robust, reliable and effective infrastructure spurs private-sector innovation, grows the economy, creates jobs, makes public-sector service provision more efficient, strengthens communities, promotes equal opportunity, protects the natural environment, enhances national security and fuels American leadership. Achieving these objectives requires the integration of expertise from across all science and engineering disciplines. SAI focuses on how fundamental knowledge about human reasoning and decision-making, governance, and social and cultural processes enables the building and maintenance of effective infrastructure that improves lives and society and builds on advances in technology and engineering. Successful projects will represent a convergence of expertise in one or more social, behavioral or economic sciences, deeply integrated with other disciplines to support substantial and potentially pathbreaking fundamental research applied to strengthening a specific focal infrastructure. General inquiries regarding this funding opportunity should be sent toNSF-SAI@nsf.gov.

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