National Science Foundation: Sustainability Research Networks
Focus: Urban Sustainability
Estimated Award: $12M (maximum per award) over 4-5 years
Estimated Number of Awards: 2-4 (no more than 1 award per institution)
Limit: 3 proposals per lead institution (no limit to partner with other institutions); individuals may serve as PI or Co-PI on only 1 proposal.
6 February 2014, 5:00 P.M. – Mandatory notification of interest in applying: Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
In your notification include a working title or brief description of the planned proposal, identify the principal investigator as well as confirmed and prospective NC State investigators, and any collaborating organizations.
27 February 2014, 5:00 P.M. – Internal preproposal submission deadline: Submit to email@example.com
27 February, 5:00 P.M. – Participation in another institution’s submission: This requirement is to avoid potential limit conflict with submissions going forward from NC State; please advise firstname.lastname@example.org of the lead institution’s deadlines.
4 March 2014 – Estimated internal review completion date
29 April 2014, 5:00 P.M. – NSF proposal due date
Internal preproposal requirements
Title page: Provide a title page with the name of the sponsoring agency, the full name of the program and a working title for the proposed project, starting with “SRN.” Identify the NC State principal investigator and up to two NC State co-principal investigators, along with their departments, email addresses and telephone numbers. Also identify the co-principal investigator(s) from each partner institution who are also members of the Management Team, and provide the names and locations of each institution. Provide the total requested funding amount for the proposal. No details are needed and the amount provided is not binding. Include the date the internal preproposal is being submitted for review.
Project summary (up to 5 pages)*: Using the NSF program solicitation as a guide, describe why the proposal should be selected to represent NC State in the sponsor’s review. The narrative should pay close attention to the NSF requirements and review criteria in the program solicitation. Provide any relevant information to assist the NC State panel members in their deliberations, as long as the complete project summary is no more than five pages. Optional: One or two charts or graphs may be provided in addition to the five-page narrative.
Justification (1 page)*: Describe why the proposed work would do a particularly good job in advancing the SRN program mission, and would therefore represent NC State strongly in the NSF review. Provide any desired relevant information to assist the NC State panel members in their deliberations, as long as the complete justification is no more than 1 page.
Biographical sketch: Provide 2-page biographical sketch following NSF guidelines the NC State principal investigator. No additional biosketches are required. One or two additional biographical sketches may be included if they are materially relevant to demonstrating that appropriate expertise is included on the team and that the project should represent NC State in the sponsor’s review.
Entry into PINS is not required for the internal preproposal. Carefully review and correct errors before submitting the preproposal as no pre-review will be provided. Submit the internal preproposal to email@example.com by 5:00 P.M. 13 March 2014. Preproposals must be received before or by the internal preproposal deadline.
* Page limitations described here are for NC State’s internal review only; see the solicitation for the program’s proposal page limitations.