Join us for a viewing party of the

 Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) Webinar

Hosted by

Senior Associate Dean Brian Butler &

Associate Dean for Research Susan Winter.

Hornbake Building, south wing, room 4110

2:00pm – 3:30pm (webinar starts at 2:30pm)

We look forward to seeing you there!


The goal of the Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation
is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research and research
capacity-building activities that will improve understanding of smart and
connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable
change to enhance community functioning. Unless stated otherwise, for the
purposes of this year’s solicitation, communities are physical,
geographically-defined entities, such as towns, cities, or incorporated
rural areas, consisting of various populations, with a governance structure
and the ability to engage in meaningful ways with the proposed research.

Successful S&CC projects are expected to pursue research and research
capacity-building activities that integrate multiple disciplinary
perspectives and undertake meaningful community engagement, and to include
appropriate and robust evaluation plans for assessing activities and
outcomes. To meet the multidisciplinary criterion, proposals must
meaningfully integrate across both social and technological research
dimensions. Successful proposals are also expected to include appropriate
community engagement as defined further in the solicitation.

The S&CC program spans NSF’s Directorates for Computer and Information
Science and Engineering (CISE); Education and Human Resources (EHR);
Engineering (ENG); Geosciences (GEO); and Social, Behavioral, and Economic
Sciences (SBE).

This webinar will provide an overview of the S&CC program solicitation and
help answer questions of prospective principal investigators (PIs).

Diane M. Travis
Research Coordinator
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland
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