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).

RCN-SEES welcomes proposals from:

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

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

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

For more information about the new SEES investment area please go to the NSF website www.nsf.gov/sees/.  See also the SEES FAQs: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11039/nsf11039.jsp?org=NSF and the January 2011 Dear Colleague Letter for SEES: www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11022/nsf11022.jsp?org=NSF.