NSF/NSFC Joint Research

The NSF Engineering and Geosciences Directorates (ENG and GEO) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Engineering and Material Sciences (DEMS) and Department of Geosciences are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S.-China teams collaborating on fundamental research that addresses critical environmental sustainability challenges.

Among nations, the U.S. and China have the two largest economies in the world and also have important engineering, technology, business, and trade relationships with each other. Both nations face significant environmental sustainability challenges, for example in the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, urban sustainability, global change, and manufacturing. Fundamental research is needed to provide the foundational knowledge for addressing these challenges.

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S.-China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:

“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)”

  1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
  2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems

Every proposal must include the participation of researchers from at least one U.S. institution and at least one institution in China.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 22, 2018.

If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please contact OSRP. Completed proposals are due in OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor.