NSF opportunity for US-China team research on sustainable regional systems
July 27, 2021
Among nations, the U.S. and China have the two largest economies on Earth and also have significant engineering, technology, business and trade relationships with each other. Both nations face significant environmental sustainability challenges, for example, urban sustainability, global change, and manufacturing. Fundamental research is needed to provide the foundational knowledge for addressing these challenges.
The NSF Engineering Directorate and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences are partnering to encourage joint research by U.S. - China teams collaborating on fundamental research on Sustainable Regional Systems (SRS).
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.