Call for Pre-proposals and Collaborators NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)


The SRN competition is to support the development inter-institutional multidisciplinary research teams to address large-scale questions and challenges within a nationally important theme in sustainability science, engineering, and education (SEES).

Other Institutions Seeking Collaborators:

Old Dominion University is developing a proposal on the theme of sea level rise, inundation and the associated risks and responses by humans in their efforts to manage natural and built resources, and is seeking collaborators involved in any dimension of Climate Change research with a focus on Sea Level Rise. Those interested in exploring this collaboration opportunity can learn more by e-mailing or joining the Wiggio online discussion group described below.

Key Dates for UM-Lead Proposals (2011-12):

Monday, Oct 10:             Notify ORSP of intent to develop a UM pre-proposal as Lead PI
Thursday, Oct 27:           Initial pre-proposals due to
Friday, Nov 4:                  ORSP will announce which 3 pre-proposals to move forward
Nov 5 – Nov 27:              PIs can make improvements to pre-proposals
Monday, Nov 28:             Final pre-proposal due to ORSP (Program Development Specialist)
Thursday, Dec 1:             Pre-proposal due to NSF
April 1:                               Full proposal deadline to NSF (invited pre-proposals only)

Funding: 3 to 4 awards of up $12M per award spread over 5 years.

Cost Sharing: Prohibited.


  • UM may submit up to 3 pre-proposals as the lead institution
  • There are no limits to participation as a partner institution.
  • Investigators may participate in multiple, but may only be Lead PI in one.

Full Solicitation:

Online Discussion Group via Wiggio:

Researchers looking to form internal collaborations may consider joining the online Wiggio discussion group: “UM NSF SRE”. Login to (or sign-up for) Wiggio at

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