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