NSF Research Coordination Networks Solicitation

published Mar 29, 2011 10:23am

NSF has recently released a new solicitation for proposals for Research Coordination Networks (RCN) that focuses on the new investment area of Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES). In addition to the regular RCN proposals, the Office of Polar Program's Arctic Science Division and Antarctic Science Division are interested in polar research coordination networks that have a SEES focus.

The full RCN solicitation can be accessed at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11531/nsf11531.htm?org=NSF.

Deadline for RCN SEES-track proposals is May 24, 2011.

If you have questions concerning the RCN-SEES solicitation for polar researchers, please contact the following cognizant program officers:

  • Anna Kerttula de Echave, Program Director Arctic Social Sciences: akerttul@nsf.gov
  • Erica Key, Program Director for Arctic System Science: ekey@nsf.gov
  • Roberta Marinelli, Program Director for Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems: rmarinel@nsf.gov
  • Buck Sanford, Program Director for the Arctic Observing Network: rsanford@nsf.gov

For more information about the new SEES investment area please go to the NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/sees/

See also the SEES FAQs: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11039/nsf11039.jsp?org=NSF and the January 2011 Dear Colleague Letter for SEES: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11022/nsf11022.jsp?org=NSF