SPARC Collaborative Event | May 8, 2019 | University of Minnesota (Minneapolis Campus - East Bank)


The Strategic Partnerships and Research Collaborative (SPARC) is hosting a COLLISION networking and brainstorming session to facilitate team building and project development for a recently announced grant opportunity. This session is open to anyone in the University of Minnesota community interested in collaborating on this opportunity.

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) | National Science Foundation

Communities in the United States (US) and around the world are entering a new era of transformation in which residents and their surrounding environments are increasingly connected through rapidly-changing intelligent technologies. This transformation offers great promise for improved wellbeing and prosperity but poses significant challenges at the complex intersection of technology and society. The goal of the NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) program solicitation is to accelerate the creation of the scientific and engineering foundations that will enable smart and connected communities to bring about new levels of economic opportunity and growth, safety and security, health and wellness, and overall quality of life.

If you have already started preparing for this opportunity or are now hearing about it for the first time, we encourage you to attend. SPARC offers many services to researchers anywhere along the project lifecycle, from strategic planning to proposal development to program management.

Brainstorming and Networking Sessions

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

12:00–1:30 PM

University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus

Room 205

1901 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

The door to the building is around the left side of the building to the back. The conference room is located up the stairs on the second floor.

Or join us on online via WebEx.

Additional Grant Opportunities

SPARC is also aware of other significant opportunities from federal agencies. If you are interested in discussing any of these, please contact us.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement | U.S. Agency for International Development

  • Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 21, 2019

Growing Convergence Research (GCR) | National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Full Proposal Deadline: May 08, 2019

Contact SPARC at if you have any questions.