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NSF CIVIC Ideation Session

The Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISAACS) and the loT Collaborative (loTC), a partnership between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University, invite faculty members to attend their “NSF CIVIC Ideation Session” Thursday, March 24, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently published a call for proposals for the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC), “a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research.”

CIVIC proposals need to bring together community partners and researchers working to address a community challenge centered around one of two tracks:

  • Track A: Living in a changing climate: pre-disaster action around adaptation, resilience, and mitigation
  • Track B: Bridging the gap between essential resources and services & community needs

In an effort to connect potential collaborators for NSF CIVIC, the members of the IoTC’s Public Sector Advisory Committee—civic and non-profit partners—will present a community challenge relevant to the NSF CIVIC opportunity to interested researchers. The presentation will be followed by breakout sessions that faculty can attend based on their interest.

NSF will provide up to $1 million to pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months. 

The deadline for NSF CIVIC phase 1 proposal submission is Thursday, May 5.

Learn more about the NSF CIVIC Ideation Session.

Register for the session.