NSF Supports Infrastructure-Focused Research Projects Grounded in Behavioral and Social Science

The NSF is supporting 20+ exploratory research projects examining the interactions of people and society with physical and digital infrastructure. Through NSF’s Strengthening American Infrastructure initiative launched in 2020, researchers will investigate a variety of areas — from bridges and electrical grids to online education — with the goal of producing knowledge that can be used to make current and future infrastructure safer, smarter, and more cost effective. A total of $6.2 million will be invested into projects exploring multiple aspects of national and local infrastructure. Projects are encouraged to be cross-disciplinary and collaborative.