Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
09/26/2018
Organization: 
National Science Foundation
Description: 

Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water (FEW). It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability. This interagency cooperation allows the partner agencies - National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) - to combine resources to identify and fund the most meritorious and highest-impact projects that support their respective missions.

Category: 
food, energy, water, natural resources, environmental health, resilience, sustainability
Funding Amount: 
up to $2,500,000
Matching Funds: 
No

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. This can include 1994 land grant institutions.