Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes

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Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes: Critical infrastructures are the mainstay of our nation's economy, security and health. These infrastructures are interdependent. They are linked to individual preferences and community needs. For example, the electrical power system depends on the delivery of fuels to power generating stations through transportation services, the production of those fuels depends in turn on the use of electrical power, and those fuels are needed by the transportation services. Social networks, interactions, and policies can enable or hinder the successful creation of resilient complex adaptive systems.


The goals of the Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) solicitation are to: (1) foster an interdisciplinary research community of engineers, computer and computational scientists and social and behavioral scientists, that creates new approaches and engineering solutions for the design and operation of infrastructures as processes and services; (2) enhance the understanding and design of interdependent critical infrastructure systems (ICIs) and processes that provide essential goods and services despite disruptions and failures from any cause, natural, technological, or malicious; (3) create the knowledge for innovation in ICIs so that they safely, securely, and effectively expand the range of goods and services they enable; and (4) improve the effectiveness and efficiency with which they deliver existing goods and services. These goals lead to the following specific objectives for this solicitation:

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<li>To create new knowledge, approaches, and engineering solutions to increase resilience, performance, and readiness in ICIs.</li>
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<li>To create theoretical frameworks and multidisciplinary models of ICIs, processes and services, capable of analytical prediction of complex behaviors, in response to system and policy changes.</li>
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<li>To develop frameworks to understand interdependencies created by the interactions between the physical, the cyber (computing, information, computational, sensing and communication), and social, behavioral and economic elements of ICIs. These could include, but are not limited to, software frameworks for modeling and simulation using advanced cyber infrastructures, management, monitoring and real-time control of interdependent ICIs and novel software engineering methodologies.</li>
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<li>To study socioeconomic, political, legal and psychological obstacles to improving ICIs and identifying strategies for overcoming those obstacles. </li>
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The CRISP solicitation seeks to fund projects likely to produce new knowledge that can contribute to making ICI services more effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure, taking into account the human systems in which they are embedded. Successful proposals are expected to study multiple infrastructures focusing on them as interdependent systems that deliver services, enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in infrastructure research. To meet the interdisciplinary criterion, proposals must broadly integrate across engineering, computer, information and computational science, and the social, behavioral and economic sciences. Proposals that do not meet this criterion will be returned without review. Projects supported under this solicitation may undertake the collection of new data or use existing curated data depending on the category of award, and must recognize that a primary objective is integrative, predictive modeling that can use the data to validate the models and that can be integrated into decision making.


See Section X, Appendix for frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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Federal Grant Title: Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-519
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.041, 47.070, 47.075
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2016
Posted Date: Dec 12, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 12, 2015
Archive Date: Apr 8, 2016
Total Program Funding: $26,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
-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 in

*Who May Serve as PI:
Because this program is meant to support interdisciplinary research, a minimum of three investigators is required per project, including the Principal Investigator (PI) and two or more co-Investigators from the lead or participating institutions. Persons named as PI or co-PI must be eligible to serve as such on NSF proposals submitted through their respective institutions. In order to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to studying ICIs, proposals should include and clearly identify at least one PI or co-PI who is an engineer, at least one who is a computer, information or computational scientist, and at least one who is a social, economic or behavioral scientist. Additional co-PIs or senior personnel may be added to cover other interdisciplinary needs of the project. The appropriateness of the research team's disciplinary composition and expertise should be justified and will be a factor in the merit review of the proposal (see Additional Review Criteria section).
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