National Science Foundation Global Centers

February 8th, 2023

Use-Inspired/applied research addressing global challenges in climate change and clean energy.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Global Centers Program is an ambitious new initiative to fund international, interdisciplinary collaborative research centers that will apply best practices of broadening participation and community engagement to develop use-inspired/applied research on climate change and clean energy, leading to foreseeable benefits to society.

This Program will prioritise research collaborations which foster team science, community-engaged research, and use knowledge-to-action frameworks. The proposed research work should maximize the benefits of international, interdisciplinary collaborations.

As the national science agency, CSIRO has an important role to play in connecting and strengthening the Australian innovation ecosystem, ensuring we are equipped to meet our biggest challenges for the future. This means harnessing global networks and facilitating opportunities for collaborative research across industry, government and science organisations.

Through the NSF Global Centers, Australian researchers will join with partners in the US and other countries to mitigate climate change impacts and develop clean energy solutions.

Participating countries and agencies
The Global Centers Program is a collaboration between the US National Science Foundation (NSF), CSIRO, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

See here for additional details of the full program and how to apply.

NSF Solicitation